Parenting Classes

Known as the FAMILY (Fathers and Mothers who are Inspired, Loving, and Young) program, our parenting classes bring together pregnant or parenting youth and young adults to develop the skills to nurture their children.

Eligibility

Walden provides parenting classes for San Bernardino County young parents ages 13-24 who have children under 5 years old through a contract with First 5 San Bernardino. Classes are offered at Walden’s San Bernardino office, in community locations and at local high schools and educational facilities.

What We Do

Walden helps young parents develop the skills to nurture their children during free 16-week parenting classes at locations throughout the county using the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting curriculum. Through classes, young parents build self-awareness, self-esteem, empathy and the skills to communicate and resolve problems in ways that promote children’s physical,, social and emotional development.

Participants also have the option to bring their children to participate in our child enrichment program. Snacks and incentives are provided at each meeting. Program graduates receive gifts of baby and child care items.

Why It Matters

Young parents learn effective parenting skills that promote child development and prevent entries into foster care.