What is Earn While You Learn?
Earn While You Learn (EWYL) is Next Step’s education program. Individuals complete lessons on topics that interest them by watching DVD’s and filling out accompanying worksheets. In the process, clients earn boutique bucks: in-house currency for our Next Step Boutique.
Topics include fertility and reproductive health, healthy relationships, STDs and STIs, the female reproductive system, prenatal development, preparing for childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting, first-year milestones for children, common childhood illnesses, childhood emergencies, car seat safety, potty training, and more!
Individuals may also earn boutique bucks by completing book reports, attending approved community classes, and participating in Grande Ronde Hospital’s birthing classes. Have an idea? Talk to your client advocate - the possibilities are endless!
We encourage expecting clients to bring the father of the baby when possible - couples can learn together and combine their boutique bucks for extra purchasing power! In addition, clients are always welcome to bring their support as well - Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Sister, Brother, Friend (although their boutique bucks can’t be combined). All clients can bring their children.