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Continuing Education
Speaker Series

Discussion sessions are an important part of the Peanuts Newborn Cohort program, but what about continuing education for older babies and toddlers? We are excited to present our new Continuing Education Speaker Series, which includes FREE, virtual members-only discussion sessions with expert speakers on topics of interest to parents of children from 6 months to ~5 years, and beyond.


Not a member yet? Join here for just $35 per family per year

Looking for resources and recordings from recent sessions? Check out the Speaker Series Resources page (member login required). You can also find a list of current/recent speakers on our new Expert Speakers page!

Recent & Upcoming Discussion Sessions

The Continuing Education Speaker series includes FREE members-only panels with expert guest speakers on a monthly basis; see our current schedule below. All sessions are virtual and will be hosted at/around 8:00pm (unless otherwise specified). Zoom information/session information will be posted in the Member Portal and is shared directly with members via email.


Session resources, presentations, and recordings (if available) will be made available after each discussion here.


Got a topic request or expert contact you'd like to share? Click here to submit!

Jan. 24,
8:00 pm

Addressing challenging behaviors and parenting strategies, with Claire Diamonstein, a therapist with Family Therapy Center of Bethesda who is starting her own practice focused on supporting younger children and their parents: Little Minds Therapy. Claire is profoundly passionate about working with children who have Big Feelings and Big Reactions, who are wired to feel deeply and react strongly. This will be a great session for parents of toddlers to learn more about strategies to address/support your child's more challenging moments.

Feb. 21,
8:00 pm

The Fatherhood CircleDrew Sample will share the resources and support that Peanut dads need to be their best as fathers and as humans.

March 6,
8:00 pm

Potty training tips and tricks with Mary Vaughn of Mother Together.

Tentative sessions (dates and details forthcoming):

March: Lead-Free DC Pipeline replacement

April:  Starting solids; speech and feeding milestones

May:  Estate Planning; Pediatric oral health; healthy eating for your toddler

June:  Children and screen-time; Special Needs

July:  Common childhood illnesses

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