Together from the Start

Together From The Start

Program for Families of Infants and Toddlers Birth to 36 Months


Come join our parent training classes facilitated by HRC therapists and specialists who are knowledgeable in infant and toddler development. These classes are informative and educational for the parent while offering the child a chance to interact socially with other children. You’ll meet other parents to share information and experiences with and have the opportunity to check out books and videos from our Harbor Family Resource Centers and toys from the Toy Lending Library.

Our Trainings Are: 

  • Offered at HRC’s Torrance or Long Beach locations
  • Available to your child who is a client of Harbor Regional Center that falls within the age ranges of the specific class, with moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers
  • Please do not bring siblings who are not regional center clients
Check the Training and Events Catalog for the current class schedule. Classes may be subject to change from month to month due to holidays and vacations

Register for classes by emailing Hilda Bracamontes-Colon, Bilingual Early Childhood Specialist / Kathie Sarles


Harbor Regional Center
21231 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance 90503

HRC Long Beach Training Center
1155 San Antonio Drive, Long Beach 90807

Together from the Start: Language Development Video

Together From The Start


The Learning Café

Parents, please come, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee while discussing important parenting topics with speakers and most importantly with each other.

Ask your Together From the Start specialist or the Family Resource and Assistive Technology Center about the next scheduled Café.


Positive Parenting

0 - 5 years old

This training is designed for parents of HRC clients who are 0-5 years old. The four week series teaches discipline techniques, developmental stages, brain development, parenting styles, self-care and ages and stages. This series will be offered at least four times a year between the Torrance and Long Beach sites.


Wee Ones

0-15 months

A class for little ones under 15 months or not yet walking. We’ll have music and movement, read a book, and have fun activities for your child to explore during tummy time or
while crawling around!


Parent and Me

12 months to 36 months

Babies and toddlers love to socialize while playing. Come enjoy a playtime that includes: songs, music, movement, and books. These activities will stimulate your child’s development and can be used at home. Increase your understanding of your child’s unique abilities, while having fun! Facilitated by the HRC Early Childhood specialist.

Classes are offered in Torrance and Long Beach on Mondays. 



Child’s Play

18 to 36 months

Come and see how you can capture your child’s attention! 
This class offers you and your child the opportunity to engage in many concept building activities like sorting and matching, felt board stories, and rhymes. Art activities are always a part of the fun! As alwayts, there will be many ideas and activities to take home and use. These groups are facilitated by an HRC Early Childhood Specialist.


Imagination Station

18 - 36 months

Parents will explore the importance of imagination for learning and speech development, while the children have a chance to explore four stations that include activities that foster imagination and creativity through multi-sensory exploration.


Small Talk

18 - 36 months

Parents will learn strategies to facilitate their child’s communication through this play based class. This class emphasizes rich language activities; puzzles, books, matching games and
sensory exploration, while encouraging imitation of sounds and gestures, pointing, and attending.


Potty Training

2 - 5 years old

In this training you will learn how to:
• Look for signals that your child is ready
• Prepare your home
• Use strategies for you and your child to succeed