North Central Parenting Group classes are led by experts in child development who offer ideas and instructional tools for each phase of a young child’s life – from pregnancy through elementary school. In NCPG, many life-long friendships are made because members share the ever-evolving role of parenthood together, moving each year as a class to the next age group.

Our classes are offered on scheduled Wednesdays from September through May for the following age groups listed here.


Class Times:

8:45 a.m. – Nursery/Childcare Opens
9:00 – 9:40 a.m. – Refreshments served
9:45 – 11:30 a.m. – Classes are held
11:45 a.m. – Nursery closes
11:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Newborn A & Middle School


2020-21  Class Dates:

Class Schedule:

September 9 and 23 

October 7 and 21* (Guest Speaker)

November 4 and 18 

December 9* (Salvation Army Christmas Angel Drop off at Christ Church School 9am-11am)

January 6 and 20

February 3 and 17

March 3

April 7 and 21 

May 5

*Guest Speaker Announcement:Dr. Angela Veesenmeyer is a board certified Pediatrician and Pediatric Infectious Disease physician in Phoenix. Originally from Tucson, she attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine where she also completed her pediatric residency training. She completed fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. For the past several years she has lived and practiced at a large children’s hospital in Central California. Unable to resist the pull of home any longer, she moved her family to Phoenix in June and has settled here to be closer to family. She enjoys spending time with her 8 year old son, husband, and rescue dog and looks forward to hiking and exploring the area when the temps dip below 100. When she’s not working or trying to stay cool, she can be found running, lifting kettlebells, reading, and is becoming a certified Life Coach.

Where we meet:

We are currently holding all of our class meetings virtually via ZOOM. We will keep you updated when we can resume in person classes!

St. Barnabas On The Desert

6715 N Mockingbird Lane

Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253