Parenting Education

Research indicates that the early years are crucial to laying the foundation for children’s life success. From classes for parents of newborns to workshops on early infant brain development, our programs help new and experienced parents and caregivers prepare their children for a successful future.

For more information, please contact FamilyEducation@arizonaschildren.org.

Support for our Family Education & Support Services is provided by a grant from First Things First.

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FAMILY EDUCATION & SUPPORT SERVICES

Arizona’s Children Association’s Family Education & Support Services are a unique family resource dedicated to providing parents and caregivers with training and tools to promote the optimal development of every child from birth to adolescence. Our programs incorporate best practice and/or evidence-based opportunities for parents and children to learn and grow together.

We offer all parents and caregivers information and support to increase their knowledge of child development and age appropriate behaviors, positive parenting skills and strategies, and the opportunity to build a network of parenting support.

All families, grandparents, childcare providers, and others are welcome to attend. All program services are voluntary, non-clinical, individualized, and focused on the expressed needs of the families in attendance. Classes and workshops are provided in English and Spanish and are conducted in community-friendly locations.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES OFFERED:
  • Stay & Play (Birth-5)
  • Curriculum-Based Parenting Classes
  • Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P): Parenting the Young Child
  • 1-2-3 Magic
  • Wired for Success®
  • Brain Time©
  • Kinder Ready
  • Kinder Prep©
  • Nurturing Parenting®
  • The First Five Years, Active Parenting™
  • Common Sense Parenting®
  • Raising a Reader®

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PARENTS AS TEACHERS

Our Parents as Teachers program is an internationally recognized, strengths based and evidence-based parenting education and support program. Parents as Teachers is a home visitation program designed to help new and experienced parents from pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten. Research indicates that the early years are crucial to laying the foundation for children’s life successes. We believe that parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.

The core services of Parents as Teachers are:
•Personalized Home Visits—Our Parent Educators provide age-appropriate child development information, support a safe and healthy environment, establish and assess measurable goals, and facilitate interaction between parents and children as a positive parenting teaching tool.

•Group Connections—We provide opportunities for families to connect with other parents, gain support, share information, and allow children to interact and socialize with their peers.

•Screenings—We screen for early identification of developmental delays, health, vision and hearing problems. These screenings also include Family Strengths Assessments and Goal Planning.

•Networking—Our Parent Educators help families identify and connect with needed resources to ensure that families receive comprehensive services.

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Yavapai Summer Workshops

We are thrilled to host a series of fun workshops across Yavapai County to support children and families interested in building new skills for parents of children from birth to five years old. Follow the link below for details on the workshop times and locations. Contact Jan Lee by email at JLee@arizonaschildren.org or by phone at 928-255-8267 if you have any questions regarding our workshops.

To see the full calendar of our Yavapai Summer Workshop series, follow the link below and search for the “Yavapai Summer Workshop” event type. You can also find other workshops happening across Arizona.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
  • Story, Song, & Activity in the Park is a fun, interactive gathering for families to play and learn together. These gatherings are FREE and will run through the summer. Each week we will meet at a different park to have fun and enjoy a hands-on activity (suggested ages 0-5 years old)

  • Kinder Prep is a fun hands-on class for parents/caregivers and their children ages 3 to 5 years old. Each date offers a different subject to learn interactive activities known to prepare your child for Kindergarten! These workshops will take place on Tuesdays starting in June from 11:00am-12:15pm at the Cottonwood Public Library.

  • Kinder Prep is a fun hands-on class for parents/caregivers and their children ages 3 to 5 years old. Each date offers a different subject to learn interactive activities known to prepare your child for Kindergarten! These workshops will take place on Thursdays starting in June from 11:00am-12:15pm at the Prescott Public Library.

  • Story, Song & Activity are fun, interactive gatherings for families to play and learn together. These gatherings will run every Tuesday from June 7th to July 26th at the Cottonwood Public Library for children from birth to 3 years old.

  • Story, Song & Activity are fun, interactive gatherings for families to play and learn together. These gatherings will run every Tuesday from June 7th to July 26th at the Prescott Valley Library for children from birth to 3 years old.