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Welcome to CEA!

The Childbirth Education Association (CEA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization founded to make pregnancy, birth, delivery, and parenthood a more informed and satisfying experience, and is dedicated to promoting the concepts of Family-Centered Maternity Care. CEA has been serving the Centre Region for over 40 years. The people responsible are largely volunteers.

We offer a variety of classes to make pregnancy, birth, delivery, and parenthood a more informed and satisfying experience. Our classes are taught by certified instructors, and we keep class sizes small to ensure that each participant receives the attention they need. Most of our classes are held at the State College Friends School. (Sibling Preparation is held at Mount Nittany Medical Center.)

The following classes are offered by CEA:

Check with your insurance carrier. Many health plans pay all or partial fees for Early Pregnancy Class and/or Prepared Childbirth Class.

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Why should you join CEA?

Joining a non-profit community service organization helps to ensure that the organization remains healthy and dynamic. New members have fresh ideas and contribute so much to our organization. CEA has a strong, active membership. Member benefits include:

  • Membership card for discounts/rewards at participating businesses
  • Free playgroups
  • Monthly social events (some for moms only, some for the whole family)
  • Free monthly newsletter

If you choose to be an active member, you can donate your time to a committee or volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors. Whether you choose to be an active member or not, joining CEA will help to ensure that CEA is able to remain dedicated to its mission of providing education to pregnant women in our community.

If you would like more information, or are ready to join, please complete the membership application and return it with payment to: Childbirth Education Association, P.O. Box 1074, State College, PA 16804.

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Join our teacher training program!

CEA's twelve-month hands-on childbirth educator training program will teach you all you wanted to know about anatomy and physiology as related to pregnancy and childbirth, effective teaching, and group dynamics and will help prepare you to obtain certification. Join others in the community to improve prenatal and postpartum services in Centre County, while working with enthusiastic pregnant women in need of information and strategies for childbirth.

Please click here for an application and more information!

Become an assistant!

If you’re thinking of joining the teacher training program, or want to donate some of your time to CEA, consider assisting one of our teachers during their classes. The commitment is short (3 hours a week, for a five- or six-week series), you are given the opportunity to get a second look at the class, this time from the teacher’s perspective, and you’re able to share some wisdom with women who are in the same position you were in when you first took a CEA class. Consider sharing your ideas and experiences with other women. Requests for teaching assistants may be listed on the forum under "volunteer opportunities" or you can call or email us today!
(814) 237-4232 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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