Main phone number: (336)703-3206

Our Parenting Education Program provides classes, workshops, and resources for parents and other caregivers who are preparing to raise young children. Our services focus on the health and safety of infants and children, in addition to maternal health issues, so that the entire family can thrive. Community presentations on these and other topics are available upon request. For more information about the Parenting Education program, call (336) 703-3206 or see below for details.

Classes Offered

Childbirth Education Classes - This series of classes helps families prepare for the third trimester of pregnancy, labor and delivery of their baby, and postpartum life. Participants meet for class one evening a week for five weeks. These classes are not free; however, Medicaid will cover the cost of the series for the mother-to-be and her support person. For participants without Medicaid, the cost of the series is $55.00, and scholarship applications are available upon request. Pre-registration is required, so please call (336) 703-3206 or e-mail hawthorj@forsyth.cc to sign up.

View our 2019 class schedule

Prenatal Parenting Classes - This series of classes is designed especially for soon-to-be parents but is also relevant for any family with a baby under one year old. Participants meet for class once a week for six weeks to learn skills to help them raise a healthy, thriving baby. Topics include basic infant care, breastfeeding, nutrition, immunizations, birth control after baby, and more. These classes are free and open to the community. Pre-registration is required, so please call (336) 703-3206 or e-mail hawthorj@forsyth.cc to sign up.

Parenting Class - 2019

Baby Safety Classes - Offered by our Cribs for Kids Coordinator and Child Passenger Safety Technicians, this class teaches participants how to keep their babies safe during sleep and while riding in the car. Participants learn how to create a safe sleep environment and reduce their babies’ risk of SIDS, as well as how to select and install the correct car seats for their children. The Baby Safety Class is free and open to the community. This class is available in English and in Spanish. Please call (336) 703-3194 for more information.

Baby Safety Classes - 2019
Baby Safety Classes Spanish - 2019
Car Seat Check Events - 2019
Car Seat Check Events (Spanish) - 2019
Cribette Demo Video

Workshops

Our Parenting Education Program can provide workshops and demonstrations to the community on topics related to the health and safety of infants, children, and mothers. For more information or to make a request, please call (336) 703-3206 or e-mail hawthorj@forsyth.cc

Online Parenting Resources

Triple P Online – The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Online is available FREE OF CHARGE to all families in North Carolina. Caregivers can complete modules at their own pace in English or Spanish to learn real-life skills for parenting their children. In addition, some of our local partner agencies offer in-person Triple P workshops. For more information, visit parentingpath.org

Vroom – Vroom offers FREE parenting tips based on the latest research in early learning and child development. Caregivers can access information online or sign up to receive text messages that will guide them on incorporating “brain building” activities into their daily interactions with their children. For English, visit www.vroom.org. For Spanish, visit www.vroom.org/es.

Healthy Children – This website from the American Academy of Pediatrics is especially for parents and caregivers of children of any age. You can explore health and safety articles by category or age group to learn current, research-based information for a healthy pregnancy, a healthy child, and a healthy family. Visit www.healthychildren.org for information in English or www.healthychildren.org/spanish for information in Spanish.

Related Links

Local Parenting Resources

National Parenting Resources

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