Marine Corps Community Services | MCRD San Diego
New Parent Support Program 2017-12-14T09:10:54+00:00

The New Parent Support Program at MCRD San Diego is an intensive prevention and outreach program that offers in-home visits, parenting education classes, information and referrals for active duty personnel and family members who are either expecting a child, or have children under the age of 6. The New Parent Support Program is a professional team of clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and registered nurses who are experienced in newborn care, infant/child development, parent education, as well as, the unique challenges faced by military families.

Through a variety of programs, New Parent Support can help families adjust to having a new baby, cope with stress, isolation, pre and post deployment, reunification, and the everyday demands of parenting in the military.

Parent Benefits:

  • Be prepared for parenthood
  • Become more confident
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Develop common ground with your spouse in the area of parenting
  • Improve your relationship with your children
  • Make parenting fun
  • Be a better parent to your children
  • Feel more at home in the military community
  • All of the programs below are available at no cost to military families.

HOME VISITS

For military families with children under the age of 6. Home visits can take place in the home, the New Parent Support office or any other convenient and comfortable location. Home visit topics include:

  • Age appropriate discipline
  • Age appropriate play
  • Effective communication
  • Stress management
  • Nutrition
  • Deployment issues
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Newborn care
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Toilet training and much more

MCRD BABY BOOT CAMP

For expectant active duty personnel and their spouses. Baby Boot Camp covers everything a parent needs to know to take care of their newborn, as well as, information on resources for the whole family, including:

  • The role of a parent
  • Developmental stages of infants
  • Basic infant care
  • Child safety
  • Pre and postpartum emotions

Classes are held on the last Wednesday of every other month from 0830-1600. Please call for dates, registration, and class location.


DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING

In-home developmental screening for children 1 month to 5 years old. Home Visitors assess your child’s communication, motor skills, problem solving, and social and emotional development. Learn how to enhance your child’s development through fun and easy activities!


INFANT MASSAGE

Infant massage is a wonderful & nurturing way to connect, communicate and bond with you infant. A five week individual program will teach you how to massage your infant, up to 12 months of age.

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New Parent Support Program
Building 6 East
3602 Hochmuth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92140

Sandra Reynaga, LMFT
New Parent Support Home Visitor
(619) 524-0805
(619) 524-0464 Fax
Sandra.Reynaga@usmc-mccs.org

Meecy Martin, MFT
New Parent Support Home Visitor
(619) 524-8033
(619) 524-0464 Fax
martinm@usmc-mccs.org

Hours
Monday – Friday
0730 – 1630

HELPFUL LINKS

Growth and Development
Zero to Three

Post Partum Support
Postpartum Health Alliance

Safety
Rady Children’s Hospital- San Diego – Safe Kids San Diego