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Continuing Education Classes

Expand Your Knowledge with Continuing Education

Knowledge is power, and the more you know about your chosen career, the further you will be able to advance.

We offer some interesting and innovative classes on subjects that may interest you.

The ABCs of Business - 2 hours  $150  Students $75

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  • Choosing your name - should you trademark your name
  •  Skills required to own a business in this field
  •  Ways to make your business stand out
  •  How to define your target market
  •  Come up with a financial plan
  •  Different types of marketing you can use
  •  The legal structure of your company - LLC, Corp, Individual, etc
  • Writing an operating agreement
  • Secure capital
  • How to obtain a tax ID number
  • Do you need a 'business' address
  • Your brand and/or logo
  • Sell yourself
  • Launch a website
  • Business cards, brochures
  • Questions to ask yourself before you start your own business

Sleep Deprivation and How it Affects the Night Worker - 1 1/4 hours  $70 Students $35

  • A new National Geographic documentary claims that poor sleep is responsible for about 1,000 deadly traffic accidents in the United States each year and that drowsy adults are costing American businesses $100 billion annually
  • Sleep deprivation is explored along with the things we need to do to prevent it
  • Natural ways you can deal with no sleep
  • Physical consequences of sleep deprivation

Vaccinations - The Pros and Cons

  • Did you know that before the age of 6, a child receives 78 vaccines
  • Did you know that the max amount of aluminum anyone can safely handle is four micrograms per kilo? Most shots are 225 mcg to 850 mcg. So a child would need to weigh a minimum of around 56 kgs (123 lbs.) to vaccinate per FDA guidelines safely. 
  •  I have no problem with non-preservative vaccines.  My issues lie in the number of preservatives allowed.
  • This class talks about those preservatives and their side effects. 
  • We also include "Vaxed," the movie.

Sense and Non-Sense  $50  Students $25

  • The foolish things NCSs do and how to change them.
  • Ethics and where things go wrong.
  • How to act and what not to do.
  • This is the 'best' class and an addition to the basic ethics class.
  • Social media and its place in your career.

How to Interview with a High-Profile Family  1 1/2 hours  $50.  Students $25

  • What do you need to apply for a high-profile position
  • How to make your resume acceptable for agencies
  • What to wear to the interview
  • Seven things you must have to interv
  • What is the #1 thing they notice when a client or house manager interviews a candidate
  • What are some of the red flags to may look for while interviewing
  • When do you sign a DNA

How to Teach a Parenting Class 60-minute class    $50.  Students $25

  • Who is your audience? 
  • What should you teach?
  • What should you charge?
  • What should you not teach?

Sleep Training and Sleep Conditioning  $125 Students - Included with the course

  • We will discuss all aspects of sleep Conditioning.
  • We will discuss methods of sleep training.
  • What do you need to do to sleep condition successfully?
  • How important is the daytime routine?
  • How old a child must be to sleep condition and how old to sleep train.
  • Swaddling the pros and cons.
  • Soothing and how important it is and how to do it.

Ethics for the Newborn Care Specialist and Nanny (this is an agency-required class but available to anyone) $50.  Included with any course

  • This class is dedicated to professionalism in the field. We discuss proper interviewing, resumes, contracts, moral and ethical issues along with safety issues

 A Crunchy Mama’s Guide to Pregnancy and Newborns $199 non-student, $99 student 

This an extensive holistic pregnancy/labor/delivery/newborn course and would be considered continuing education for Newborn Care Specialist, Doula, Midwives, Nannies, or anyone working with pregnancy/birth or mamas. This is not a Newborn Care Specialist Course.  This class is taken in its entirety.  Classes are separately priced in pay-as-you-go.  To purchase PDF only, see below

  • Number of Classes: 7
  • Hours of Videos:  9 hours
  • Subjects covered:  Pregnancy, labor, delivery, and basic newborn and lactation issues.
  • Modalities used:  Homeopathy, herbs, essential oils, acupressure/acupuncture, home remedies
  • Recipes included:  lotions, teas, smoothies, balms, teething,
  • Time to take the Class: Weekend to a year.
  • Based on: Scientific Research, Expert Opinion, and over 50 years of experience
  • PDF $35 available only with class.  PDF only $99
  • Certificate of Completion

  Students always take these classes for 1/2 price.  And if you took the course, you do not need to buy the Sleep Training course.  Contact me for any questions at [email protected]

Continuing Education Classes

Class 1: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide

  • Teacher: Nancy Hamm
  • Level: Beginner
  • Duration:
  • Price: $ 35.00
Certificate:

No certificate is given for this course

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Description

Class #1  Holistic is defined along with each of the modalities we use including homeopathy, herbs, essential oils. home remedies and acupressure.  We also include Pediatric Chiropractic and Cranial Sacral professionals.

Price

Plan Name Price
Course with CMG PDF Manual: $ 70.00
Course without Manual: $ 35.00

Teacher

Nancy Hamm

Founder of Gentle Venture’s Training Center

Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist and Certified Advanced Infant Sleep Consultant

Nancy Hamm, CNCS, ISC is the Founder of Gentle Venture’s Training Classes. She has been a Newborn Care Specialist and Infant Sleep Consultant for 24 years and has over 40,000 hours of hands-on experience with babies. She has worked with twins, triplets, quads, sextuplets, preemies and generally the most precious children she could imagine.

Nancy also owns Exclusively Baby Nurses, Exclusively Newborns and Gentle Venture’s Training Center.

Nancy has taken college courses on Child Physiology and Child Development, has taken an extensive breastfeeding course through the La Leche League and is a Breastfeeding Educator through Lactation Management Skills. is a certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator and has taken numerous sleep training courses.

Nancy founded the NCSA (Newborn Care Specialist Association) after it became clear there were no guidelines set for the certification of Newborn Care Specialists. She is a visionary in the field of newborn care, and through extensive research has become an expert on infant care.

Ms. Hamm says, “When all is said and done, my first love and my greatest passion is the caring and nurturing of newborn babies.”

Courses by this teacher

Name Level Release Date
Class 1 What it means to be a Newborn Care Specialist 05/22/2018
Newborn Care Specialist 05/22/2018
Newborn Nanny 05/22/2018
Class 2 Crying and Soothing 05/22/2018
Class 3 Swaddling, Sleep Conditioning and Training. 05/22/2018
Class 4 Poop & Pacifers 06/22/2018
Class 5 Formulas 06/22/2018
Class 6 Breastfeeding 06/22/2018
Colic and Reflux 06/22/2018
Class 8 Ailments 06/22/2018
Class 9 Hints and Tips You must know 06/22/2018
Class 10 Newborn Safety and Chemicals 06/22/2018
Class 11 Death of an Infant, Failure to Thrive and A Baby’s Mind 06/22/2018
NCS Ethics and Final Exam 06/22/2018
Newborn Nanny Ethics and Exam 06/22/2018
Class 12 4 to 6 months (NN) 07/24/2018
Class 13 7 to 9 months (NN) 07/24/2018
Class 14 10 to 12 Months (NN) 07/24/2018
Class 15 Every Day Issues (NN) 07/24/2018
The Holistic Newborn 02/12/2019
Holistic Newborn Nanny 04/30/2019
Class 1: Intro to Holistic Newborn 06/01/2020
Class 2: Holistic Why Babies Cry And Swaddling Explained 06/01/2020
Class 3: Holistic Sleep Conditioning And Training 06/01/2020
Class 4: Holistic Pooping, & Scheduling 06/01/2020
Class 5: Holistic Formulas 06/01/2020
Class 6: Holistic Breastfeeding Advantages & Issues 06/01/2020
Class 7: Holistic Reflux & Colic 06/01/2020
Class 8: Holistic Warning Signs in a Newborn & Ailments 06/01/2020
Class 9: Holistic Postpartum and Baby Blues 06/01/2020
Class 10: Holistic Newborn Safety & Chemicals 06/01/2020
Class 11: Holistic R.A.D., Failure to Thrive, A Baby's Mind, The Death of an Infant 06/01/2020
Class 12: Holistic 4-10 months 06/01/2020
Class 13: Holistic 10-18 months 06/01/2020
Class 14: Holistic The Professional NCS and final exam 06/01/2020
Vaccines 08/28/2020
ABC's of Business 08/28/2020
Sleep Deprivation For The NCS 08/28/2020
Sleep Training and Conditioning 09/08/2020
Students: Vaccines 08/28/2020
Students: ABC's of Business 08/28/2020
Students: Sleep Deprivation For The NCS 08/28/2020
Students: Sleep Training and Conditioning 09/08/2020
Class 1: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 1: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 2: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 2: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 3: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 3: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 4: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 4: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 5: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 5: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 6: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 6: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Class 7: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Students Class 7: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide 12/04/2020
Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide - Full Course 11/30/2020
Students: Crunchy Mama's Holistic Guide - Full Course 11/30/2020
Ethics 01/15/2022
Class 1b: Taking Care of Mama 05/12/2022
Class 1c: Baby Wearing 05/12/2022
How to Interview for a High-Profile Position 10/22/2022
How to Teach a Parenting Class 10/22/2022
Sense and Non-Sense 10/24/2022
Students: Sense and Non-Sense 10/24/2022
Essential Newborn Care Specialist Course - Streamline Edition 05/07/2024
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Crunchy Mama's PDF ONLY

This an extensive holistic pregnancy/labor/delivery/newborn PDF (only) and is considered continuing education for Newborn Care Specialists, Doula, Midwives, Nannies, or anyone working with pregnancy/birth or mamas. This is not a Newborn Care Specialist Course. See class explanation above.

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