Earn While You Learn (EWYL) is self-explanatory — it is parenting classes that as you do the lessons you earn Mommy Money that you can spend in our Baby Closet. Mommy Money is earned by completing lessons, turning in homework, keeping your appointments, and also by Daddy attending the lessons. Parenting classes are modules taken by parents to assist them in the care of their children.
EWYL is made up of several modules, including Main Curriculum, Parenting, Life Skills, Fatherhood, Special Circumstances, and Bible Study. These modules are for the benefit of the child/children and helps equip the parents to know what is best for their families. I would like to give you a review of each module and an idea of what you will be learning in the program.
The EWYL Main Curriculum covers the important information from the First Trimester to a few months after birth. These are a few examples of topics, Your First Nine Months, What’s Safe, What Isn’t, Your Changing Body, Reducing the Risk of SIDs, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, and Quality Child Care.
The Parenting module consists of 10 modules covering the essentials of parenting including discipline techniques, setting boundaries, and the importance of parenting with love.
The Life Skills teaches you how to make the right choices in the future and avoid basic mistakes. Life Skills cover subjects such a budgeting, money management, checking accounts, renting an apartment, how to shop for a used car, insurance, and how to find a job.
The Fatherhood module covers topics ranging from discipline to role modeling to spending time with the family. The content includes the reasons why it is important to do what is right along with inspiration for moving beyond those difficult moments.
The Special Circumstances consists of 3 modules. Module 1 covers child abuse and the harm it does on a child. Module 2 helps educate parents on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and drug use and how it can affect their child. The final lesson was written to help women work through the hurt and pain of a miscarriage. The Special Circumstance modules are only for those who need to take these modules.
The Bible Study also consists of 3 modules. Module 1 is a foundation for the Bible including the law, the Israelites, and the basics for the Old Testament are taught. Modules 2 and 3 review the book of John.
After each lesson you are given the opportunity to spend your Mommy Money in our baby Closet. The baby closet is stocked with diapers, wipes, blankets, clothes (newborn to 24 months), formula, and baby food. If you would like to participate in the EWYL Program you can look in your local phonebook or online for a pregnancy center near you.