Welcome to First Year Circle (FYC)! An open and welcoming group where parents with new babies can connect, support one another, and navigate this challenging yet special time together!

Join our First Year Circle Facebook Group to stay up-to-date on the latest tips and tricks!

Each week will welcome a new discussion topic relevant to pregnancy, postpartum care, parenting, infant health, and more!

Come relax in a quiet, safe space where your parenting choices are both respected and celebrated!

Expectant mothers are always welcome! Supervised play is provided (for children under 6) in the adjoining playroom for a donation of your choosing.


Check our programs calendar to stay up-to-date on the latest FYC offerings

Meet Jackie!

Meet the First Year Circle facilitator, Jackie Steffes! With background in Child Welfare Social Work, family support services and Nurturing Parenting, Jackie has been the perfect facilitator for our First Year Circle group! As a mom of three and recently welcoming her newest child in August of 2022, Jackie understands the questions and concerns new and veteran parents may have.

Be a part of our First Year Circle and get the support you need to be the best parent you can be!


All First Year Circle sessions are held on Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm.

December 22 – Open discussion w/Rosalie!

December 29 – Open discussion w/Rosalie!

January 5th – Open discussion w/Rosalie!

January 12th – Growth & development milestones

January 19th – Winter/car seat safety

January 26th – What to do when little one gets sick/surviving cold & flu season, w/Elise Stanza, RN

February 2nd – Starting solid foods/healthy meal planning for baby

February 9th – No Group – join us instead for Family Night: Friendship Day from 5-7pm!

February 16th – Developmental & social/emotional growth milestones

February 23rd – “Raising Curious Learners” w/Erin Megenity

March 1st – Sensory learning activities for your little one

March 8th – Understanding the Five Protective Factors for Keeping Families Strong

March 15th – All things feeding!

March 22nd – Building parent connections & support systems

March 29th – Managing stress and self-care for caregivers

*Group topics are subject to change; each group is designed to meet the needs of the group participants.

Any questions, please email the FRC directly anytime at frc@bayviewcenter.org