Earn While You Learn is a program consisting of lessons on pregnancy and parenting that encourages clients to educate themselves on parenting, while earning Baby Bucks that can be used to purchase new or gently used items from our Baby Boutique for their baby. Curriculum covers subjects from pregnancy, baby care, drug abuse, life skills and much more. Clients with positive pregnancy tests who intend to carry and material assistance clients are given information about the program and a list of upcoming classes. Clients earn Baby Bucks by showing up to their appointment on time, meeting with a counselor, participating in a class, bringing their EWYL folder, and/or completing homework assignments. Every center that has put this program in place has experienced growth, both in numbers and in relationships, including our very own.
Parenting classes are held every Wednesday at 10 am -11:15am in Spanish; Thursday from 2:00pm-4:00pm and Saturday from 10:30am-12:30pm in English.
The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center accepts new and gently used donations of the following:
- Infant diapers
- Baby wipes
- Baby wash, lotion, shampoo, etc
- Receiving blankets
- Crib size blankets
- Socks and booties
- Bibs and hats
- Baby Towels
- Infant pajamas
- Seasonally appropriate outfits for up to 12 month olds.
- Infant Toy or teether
- Baby bottles
- Maternity clothing
- Car seats*
All donations are tax deductible and go to assist families in Kern County. Bring your donation to the Center at 1801 18th, Bakersfield, CA, 93301. Be sure to check our hours, or call 661-326-1915 for more information.
*Due to strict regulations regarding car seats & cribs, we may be unable to accept a donation depending on the type and condition of the item. Call ahead (661-326-1915) to see if your item qualifies.