Parenting Classes

PARENT  & TEACHER EDUCATION CLASSES - AUGUST  & SEPTEMBER 2015

Our parent education curriculum includes evening classes, as well as lunch and learn classes. We are available to provide  private classes/workshops on a contract basis for your group or organization! Please contact us to find out more about this option. We hope to help your family grow through parental participation in a class.

 

Our August curriculum offers one hour, one topic classes to help jump start a successful school year. Classes are offered in the evening or daytime as listed. 

TRANSITION TIME:  Helping Autistic Students Go Back to School 

This class will give parents tips and resources for a smooth transition back to school. Parents will learn strategies to help their child interact with their calssmates and teachers as well as to communicate with teachers about accomodations and learning needs that students with autisim need. 

Tuesday, August 4: 6:30-7:30pm    or  Friday, August 7: 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

 

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA

This class will focus on how to help your dyslexic student get organized and ready for the school year. Parents will get tips on how to talk with the teacher about accomodations or learning needs that students with dyslexia need. 

Tuesday, August 11:  6:30-7:30pm    

Friday, August 14;  12:00 - 1:00pm

 

ACTIVE PARENTING FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS

Learn the tools and skills to support your child's success in school. Topics covered include parental involvement, working with your child's teachers, structuring family and homework time, expectations, and how to help your child use media safely and effectively.  

Tuesday, August 18, 6:30 - 7:30pm 

Friday, August 21, 12:00-1:00pm

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR IEP

The testing has been completed, now what exactly do the results mean? How can you use the information for the reports to imporve outcomes for students? What do you target first? This calss hleps navigate the IEP process, as well as how to work with teachers to ensure the plan works for the student. 

Tuesday, August 25, 6:30-7:30pm 

Friday, August 28, 12:00 - 1:00pm 

 

LOVE AND LOGIC FOR TEACHERS

Imagine a classroom with less stress, fewer discipline problems and kids who are willing to learn in your class. It can happen!  Join Instructor Wendy Wood to learn how to spend less time on discipline and student disruptions, guide students to solve their own problems, set and enforce limits without ever raising yoru voice, and end each day with mroe energy leftover for yourself and your family. 

Class will meet 6 consecutive weeks.

Tuesdays, August 25 - September 29

4:30pm - 6:30pm

 ACTIVE PARENTING

For parents of children ages 5-12 years old.  This four week course teaches parents how to protect and prepare their children to survive and thrive in the high-tech, diverse and democratic society in which they will live.  Topics that will be addressed include: courage, responsibility, cooperation, respect, problem solving, decision making, and communication skills that will help them succeed at home and at school.

Monday Mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm

September 14-October 16

Cost:  $60/Person or $70/Couple

PARENTING THE ADHD CHILD

For parents of children 4+ with an ADHD diagnosis.  This four week class will help parents gain a better understanding of ADHD and will use proven strategies to help the behavior and attention of your child.

Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm

September 8-September 29

Cost: $40/Person or $50/Couple

TOUCHPOINTS:  CHILD DEVELOPMENT BIRTH TO THREE

For expectant parents of children up to age 3.  This 3 week course will help you gain knowledge for development in your child or children.

This class is offered on an ongoing basis.  

Email parentcenter@cfyf.org for information on upcoming class times.

Cost:  $30/person

 


All Classes are Held At:

The Parent Center
Bess Chisum Stephens Community Center
1200 South Cleveland
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 664-4268

 

Please stop by, call, mail or e-mail ParentCenter@cfyf.org if you have questions or would like to register for a class.

Course fees are as follows, unless otherwise noted:

1 week course  - $10 per person 

3 week course - $30.00/person or $40.00/couple

4 week course - $40.00/person or $50.00/couple

6 week course - $60.00/person or $70.00/couple

Make checks for class fees payable to: Centers for Youth and Families/The Parent Center