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Parenting education supports the development of awareness, knowledge and skills parents and caregivers need to form healthy, loving relationships with their children in order to enhance children's physical, mental and cognitive health and development.  Using a wide range of educational formats, parent educators empower parents with the confidence and abilities to be the primary teachers of their children.


Parenting education encompasses a wide range of philosophies, program approaches, goals, purposes and materials.  There is no "one size fits all" program of parenting education.

 

Parenting education programs are developed for diverse audiences including:

  • Single mothers

  • Fathers

  • Blended families

  • Incarcerated parents

  • Grandparents

  • Foster parents

  • DCF mandated parents

  • Teen parents

 

Parent educators serve diverse settings including:

  • In the home

  • Shelters

  • Hospitals

  • Workplace

  • Schools

  • In the community

  • Family resource centers

Parenting educators come from fields including:

  • Education

  • Family studies

  • Social work

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Medicine

Parent educators provide education through advocacy, guidance and skill building to parents and caregivers at any stage of parenting!


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