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Nurtured Nest

Baby's First Year

Baby's First Year

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Welcome to parenthood! This class will give you an overview of what you need to know for this first year, including baby care, feeding, sleep, play, milestones, connection, and self-care for parents.

Our on-demand, self-paced classes allow you to learn at your own pace, chat your specific questions directly to the educators, rewatch content whenever you need it!

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We've enlisted 6 members of our team to make this one of a kind class that will not only help you in the newborn days but it will guide you through all the twists and turns of baby's first year. From temperament and emotions to feeding and sleep, this class touches all the bases!
After this class, you’ll be able to:
  • Perform basic infant and baby care including diapering, bathing, skin and nail care
  • Understand baby's brain growth and development
  • Understand changes baby will experience in year one
  • Identify first year milestones and growth expectations
  • Help your family get the daily flow and rhythm that is appropriate for you and your baby
  • Connect and play in developmentally appropriate ways with baby
  • Seek help from trusted sources when needed

Class Educators

Dr. Melinda Beavers MD, PhD

Dr. Beavers earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, and is still a proud Georgia Dawg! Her medical degree and doctorate program are from the Medical College of Georgia, now part of Augusta University.


Dr. Cory Clark, PhD

Kate Melillo, MEd

Founders of Be a Problem Solver Education Services

Kate earned her Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. READ MORE

Dr. Cory Clark earned his PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education and his Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. READ MORE

Alicia Taylor, Birth Doula & Infant Feeding Specialist

Alicia is the co-owner of North Raleigh Doulas, a Triangle based birth and family support company. She has dedicated her professional life to supporting families in their journey through parenthood. Alicia’s experience includes 7 years of engaging with infants and toddlers in her role as an early childhood educator. READ MORE

Kathryn Dunn, Early Childhood Educator and Nurtured Nest Founder

From an early age, Kathryn knew that being an educator would be her life calling. After graduating from James Madison University, she formed her deep respect for education in the elementary school classroom as a Kindergarten teacher. READ MORE

Courtney M. Miller, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Courtney earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky in Lexington Kentucky in 2015. She worked as a registered nurse in the adult ICU for 2.5 years before making the switch to Mother-Baby and Labor and Delivery where she spent another 2 years. READ MORE

Irene Gouge, founder of Loving Lessons Sleep Consulting & Postpartum Doula Solutions

Irene was one of the first 50 graduates of The Gentle Sleep Coaching Program under Kim West (AKA the Sleep Lady) –currently the most extensive and professional sleep certification program available. READ MORE

Hear from one of our real learners, Cassidy Oeltjen, on why she chose Nurtured Nest and will continue to learn from us throughout parenthood.

Why do you need Nurtured Nest classes?

Love is instinctual, parenting is not. Taking a parenting class is not a reflection on your ability—in fact it’s the opposite. Nurtured Nest opens a collective sum of experience and knowledge to navigate the overwhelm and demand of parenting, allowing you to make the best decisions for your family.

Just like taking golf lessons to strengthen your swing, taking a parenting class is an investment in your personal growth [and your children’s future]. And while we don’t have a crystal ball, we are fairly confident that a good parenting day can feel just like a hole in one.

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