Apr
30
Friday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. Event dates: Fridays-Saturdays, April 30th-May 1st & May 7th-8th, with class running from 8am-5:30pm PST. Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines, we are offering this training virtually, via Zoom. Full tuition is $689. Please contact us directly for more information on our Class Assistant positions at (425) 602-3361. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered. REGISTER NOW-Registration will close April 22.
May
15
Saturday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format from May 15-16 and May 22-23 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-5:30pm taught by Kim James and Laurie Levy. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in the quickest format. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. This course does not include the Breastfeeding for Doulas class. See Simkin Center Breastfeeding for Doulas Online Course for more information. REGISTER NOW! Registration will close May 9, 2021. Please contact us directly for more information on our Zoom Class Assistant positions at (425) 602-3361. NOTE: Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines regarding social distancing, we are offering this class as a live-remote class, via Zoom. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered.
Jul
06
Tuesday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Achieve proficiency as a Prenatal Educator in a 9-week format from July 6, 2021 to August 31, 2021 on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9:00pm taught by ICEA Approved trainer, Joni Parthemer and guest speakers. This course will be taught as a live-remote learning via ZOOM, offering the perfect opportunity to have more time to digest the material and want to learn with a close cohort of students while completing 3-5* hours of flipped content between classes. *Depending on your knowledge and experience, you can expect to complete assignments between classes. REGISTER NOW-Registration will close June 18, 2021. Full tuition: $959. Please contact us regarding our Zoom Class Assistant position. Phone us at 425-602-3361, in you have any questions about this training.
Jul
10
Saturday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
4-week format- this class will meet July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2021; Saturdays from 8am-5:30pm taught by senior instructor Laurie Levy. This course is perfect for people who can dedicate a whole day to the live-taught class on a weekend and can complete up to 4 hours of flipped content between classes as well as 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins. REGISTER NOW!-Registration will close July 4, 2021. Please contact us directly for more information on our Zoom Class Assistant positions at (425) 602-3361. NOTE: Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines regarding social distancing, we are offering this class virtually, via Zoom. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered.
Aug
05
Thursday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Promote nurturing touch and communication between caregivers and infants in 4 days with IAIM experienced trainer. Thursday-Sunday, August 5-8, 2021 9am-5pm $670 Early Registration by July 16, 2021 $695 Registration after July 16, 2021
Aug
19
Thursday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. Event dates: Thursday-Sunday, August 19-22, 8am-5:30pm PST (with several breaks in between). Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines, we are offering this training virtually, via Zoom. Full tuition is $689. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered. REGISTER NOW-Registration will close August 11. If you have any questions, and/or interested in our Class Assistant position, please contact the Simkin Center at (425) 602-3361.
Sep
09
Thursday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Event dates: Thursday-Sunday, September 9-12, 2021. Class will meet from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. (Note: Class on day 4 will meet at 8:30am). $595 Early Registration Fee by August 9. $695-Full Registration Fee after August 9. Register Now- Seats are limited.
Sep
10
Friday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Achieve proficiency as a prenatal educator in a blended workshop team-taught by skilled faculty since 1997. The CET combines online learning with 3 intensive on-site days. *Depending on your knowledge and experience, online coursework will take 40-60+ hours to complete. Phone us at 425-602-3361 to discuss details of the online classroom. Onsite days: September 10th, 11th & 12th, 2021 from 8 AM to 6 PM. Registration deadline: August 6th, 2021
Sep
12
Sunday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
4-week format this class will meet September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 2021 on Sundays from 8am-5:30pm taught by senior instructor, Kim James. This course is perfect for people who can dedicate a whole day to the live-taught class on a weekend and can complete up to 4 hours of flipped content between classes as well as 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins. Please contact us directly for more information on our Zoom Class Assistant positions at (425) 602-3361. NOTE: Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines regarding social distancing, we are offering this class virtually, via Zoom. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered. REGISTER NOW-Registration will close September 6, 2021.
Sep
20
Monday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
In-person, five-day core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care for anyone who works with new mothers and their newborns; or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). You’ll learn to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. See below the topics that will be discussed over a period of five days. Please note: Out of an abundance of caution for you and our staff and faculty, we will be strictly adhering to all CDC and University protocols during this 5 day training. When deciding to register please bear in mind there remains a possibility that you may be required to wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose throughout the entire course and maintain social distancing at breaks. Due to social distancing guidelines we will be at 50% capacity (which is subject to change) - register early to ensure your space. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space. If you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please call us at 425-602-3361.
Sep
22
Wednesday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
12-week format from September 22, 2021 to December 15, 2021 on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9:30pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. (No classes Nov 25, Dec 1) This course is perfect for people who prefer learning in shorter classes over a longer period and want to learn with a close cohort of students and can complete up to 4 hours of flipped content between classes. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA approved curriculum as the traditional 4 day intensive but offers a more spread out schedule for people who want more time to digest the material. Full tuition: $689. Please contact us directly for more information on our Virtual Zoom Class Assistant position. Registration will close September 15, 2021.
Nov
04
Thursday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity in 4 days, taught by qualified faculty since 1994. Event dates: Thursday-Sunday, November 4th-7th, 2021. Please be aware that this training will be offered in a retreat format, with additional training activities including overnight lodging and meals. For more information regarding this retreat, please call Alex at (425) 602-3378. Please contact us directly for more information on our Course Assistant positions at (425) 602-3361 REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline October 28.
Nov
13
Saturday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format starting November 13-14 & 20-21 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-5:30pm taught by Kim James. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in the quickest format. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. This course does not include the Breastfeeding for Doulas class. See Simkin Center Breastfeeding for Doulas Online Course for more information. Please contact us directly for more information on our Zoom Class Assistant positions at (425) 602-3361. NOTE: Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines regarding social distancing, we are offering this class virtually, via Zoom. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered. REGISTER NOW! Registration will close November 7, 2021.

Online

Ongoing
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
12-week format from April 7, 2021 to June 30, 2021 on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9:30pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. (No Class May 5). This course is perfect for people who prefer learning in shorter classes over a longer period and want to learn with a close cohort of students and can complete up to 4 hours of flipped content between classes. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA approved curriculum as the traditional 4 day intensive but offers a more spread out schedule for people who want more time to digest the material. Full tuition: $689. Please contact us directly for more information on our Virtual Zoom Class Assistant position. Register NOW- Registration will close March 26, 2021 or if we have reached max capacity.
Ongoing
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Fulfill your doula breastfeeding education in this self-paced learning program. 60 Days of access to online modules and a printable certificate upon completion.
Request more Information Now accepting applications  for summer and fall  2020 Now accepting applications for summer and fall 2021

Simkin News

Contact Us

simkincenter@bastyr.edu
(425) 602-3361
(425) 896-6701 fax
Room #422

Simkin Center Kenmore
14500 Juanita Drive N.E.
Kenmore, WA 98028

Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Planning to drop by? Please phone ahead.

Staff
Bastyr University Kenmore

Alex Sosa, Director

Kay Hwang, Program Coordinator

Marissa Thomas, Program Assistant