Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life, and it is like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.

~Gary Smalley

LCM Parents' Group: Connect, Share, Learn


We’re inviting parents and caregivers of children prenatal to 4 years old to join us for information and inspiration as facilitators share new ideas and guide discussions to help caregivers develop a parenting toolkit.  There will also be time to socialize and connect with other moms and dads. Two session times are available: Mondays beginning March 2 at 8:00 pm (no childcare provided) or Wednesdays beginning March 4 at 9:00 am (childcare provided for confident walkers). Sessions run for 9 weeks. No cost to participate. Connect, learn, and share in this new LCM caregiver community- because tough jobs are easier together!


This program is sponsored by a grant from


Meet the Facilitators

Prof. Chris Boyatzis, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Bucknell University and is a developmental psychologist who has taught courses and conducted research on child development and parenting for several decades.  He has  conducted parenting programs in many contexts and for the past decade has closely studied parenting and childhood in Denmark.  He and his wife have two grown daughters, both graduates of Lewisburg High School.

Susan Chlebowski is a certified Montessori teacher who specializes in developmentally-appropriate, nature and research-based methods in her work with children. She is especially passionate about connecting children to nature and recently took a Forest School Leadership training as well as Nature Mentor training through the VT Wilderness School. She and her husband have 4 sons, 3 of whom are successfully launched into happy lives, with one teenager still at home. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, cooking, gardening and walking in the woods.

Lynn Fiedler, MEd, is a lifelong educator.  She has spent her 40 year career teaching at all levels from preschool through the university setting.  Lynn is considered an expert in the field of early childhood and gifted education, and she has presented seminars at both the state and national levels. She created and currently teaches the class Every Baby Needs a Lap Top through the United Way and Evangelical Hospital which stresses how reading, singing, playing and talking contribute to a child's optimum brain development and overall growth. Lynn continues to work with the United Way and the Lewisburg Children's Museum where she serves on the Advisory Board. Lynn resides in Selinsgrove with her husband, Nevin and their cat, MJ.  She is the very proud mother to two sons and a grandmother to four incredibly cool granddaughters.