Your child’s first few years are so important! Learn how to make the most of them with Active Parenting: First Five Years, a program for parents and other caregivers. Active Parenting: First Five Years is a research-based and Proven Effective parenting curriculum. This course will show you how to nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline. Millions of parents have achieved success with Active Parenting—and you can, too!
Video, discussion, and activities make for a fast-paced workshop.
Session I: You and Your Child
- Styles of parenting
- Ages and stages of development
- Building a bond with your child
- The method of choice
Session II: Preventing Problems
- Your child’s beautiful brain
- Using nonviolent discipline
- The “A-C-T” of parenting
Session III: Encouraging Positive Behavior
- The power of encouragement
- Choices and consequences
- Caring for the caregiver
Session IV: Preparing for School Success
- 6 smart things parents can do to help young children get ready for school
- Mindful parenting
- Building the family bond
Parents will be able to participate in a variety of ways.
In a fun group during two 90-minute sessions
One-on-one at a center or during a home visit or parent conference.
You will also be able to participate in the program independently, using a phone or computer while working along in a parenting workbook.
THE HEAD START MISSION
The mission of Sequatchie Valley Head Start is to create a nurturing place where children, families and staff can work through community partnerships to exceed Head Start's national goals.
EARLY HEAD START 0-3 yrs
HEAD START 3-5 yrs