Parent Education Opportunities – Open to ALL Who Provide Care

— Written By Jessica Zucchino and last updated by Vonda Vaughn
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Family Matters
We cannot shout it from the mountain tops enough – anyone who cares for a child can benefit from these opportunities! Sometimes the folks who work behind the scenes have a bias, though. So we want you to have a perspective from a participant.

Jennifer McKinney says this about the Circle of Parents class, which is one of the six programs being offered. “In spring of 2020, I was working from home with two young kids. All childcare had closed, and we couldn’t risk using a babysitter, since we had high-risk family members and there were so many unknowns with the novel coronavirus that was emerging. I felt alone and overwhelmed. When voicing frustrations to a friend, she told me about Circle of Parents. In the group, I was able to share concerns and hear that I was not alone. In addition, I gained resources and ideas that helped me through that tough time. The class completely changed the way my husband and I parented and reined in my children’s trying behavior. Between my new tools and the fun activity bags the kids were given, we had a new lease on life.”

Our fall lineup of offerings, as always, requires no payment. In fact, we try to “pay” you for your time by providing meal assistance and activity boxes for your child/ren. Visit the Parent Education Opportunities portal to read about each model and explore start dates (many starting very soon!) and meeting platforms. Choose a model you believe will be best for your family, register, and we’ll reach out to you to follow up. Call our office at 828-688-4811 and ask for Jessica if you have questions or would like further assistance. We invite you to share this information with any caregivers you know.