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|Parenting Classes and Educational Resources|
Parents face multiple challenges today that may inhibit their ability to meet their responsibilities and to raise and support their children. The goal of our parent education department is to reinforce parental practices which promote development and provide alternatives to harmful or nonproductive practices. Parent education and support programming assumes that parents are more likely to provide appropriate nurturing and guidance as they acquire a greater understanding of child development and children's needs. All parents need support from family, friends and community agencies. We're here to help.
Parent education is designed to strengthen and support families
Current Parent Workshops
All workshops are FREE.
For more information and to register, call 973.744.4050 ext. 1003.
Programs for Parents Training Center
500 Bloomfield Avenue, 2nd Floor
Montclair, New Jersey
We are offering these workshops for the winter calendar:
Ten Things Every Child Needs- Part I February 22, 2011 6-8 PM
Ten Things Every Child Needs- Part II March 1, 2011 6-8 PM
This workshop focuses on a child’s brain development. This workshop is designed to inform new parents of the importance of a child’s earliest interactions. This invaluable workshop seek to encourage parents and caregivers by providing guidance that will assist them in giving their children their best start in life.
Programs for Parents (PfP) offers the following selection of free Parent Education booklets:
Welcome to Motherhood
This monthly newsletter is designed to enrich the parent/child relationship with articles that focus on play, health, safety and literacy - every aspect of child development. Each issue features an article which supports development at home. Other regular columns include songs, games, crafts and book reviews. The book reviews identify age-appropriate books for parents to read to their children - books that are sturdy enough to be handled by young fingers and hands and books with stories and pictures of exceptional value. Another edition of Childcare Matters brings similar topics to child care professionals. These newsletters reach 10,000 families and child care professionals. Click here to download free issues.
First Book is a national nonprofit organization that nurtures the lifelong gift of reading in children. As a First Book distributor in Essex County, Programs for Parents donates books to child care facilities and individuals. Reading is one of lifeâ€™s unique pleasures. Owning books, which encourages rereading them, enriches learning and life. It is also how one becomes a truly literate person. Through First Book we have distributed books to child care centers which have structured literacy programs. Over 72,000 books have been distributed to Essex County children since this program began in 1999.
ZERO TO THREE
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
New Jersey Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) state chapter
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center linking parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.
The New Jersey Child Assault (NJ CAP) Prevention Project is a statewide network of local projects with over 200 facilitators available to train in your school and community...training over three million children, parents and teachers how to be free from abuse and interpersonal violence. Programs for Parents represents NJ CAP throughout northern New Jersey.