Parenting Education

The Parent Education Program is designed to reach parents, families, adolescents, early education and child care professionals, and the community to provide several educational workshops, classes and related activities that seek to promote positive parenting and improve child health. Parenting Program activities include a prenatal parenting class series, Infant/Child CPR classes, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) training for parents and early education and child care professionals, and other workshops and classes on parenting and health related topics as requested.

Classes Offered

Baby Love Parenting Class – This prenatal parenting program is a six week series offered several times a year for pregnant mothers and their support person. Referrals are made by Pregnancy Care Management (PCM) nurses and social workers, but community referrals are welcome! Topics include safe sleep and SIDS education, basic infant care, car seat safety, breastfeeding, infant health and immunizations, infant nutrition and feeding for the first year, infant dental health, growth and development, post partum care and family planning. Please call (336) 703-3206 for more informationView our Baby Love Parenting Class Schedule.

Parenting Class - 2014
Parenting Class - 2015

Baby Safety Classes - are held monthly in English and Spanish, and participants will learn the most recent information about child passenger restraints and the proper use for each age, and safe sleep and SIDS risk reduction information. Please call (336) 703-3194 for more information.

Baby Safety Classes - 2014

Incredible Years Preschool Parenting Program - Through a grant from the North Carolina Division of Public Health, we offer the Incredible Years Preschool Parenting Program (for parents with children ages 3 to 6) that is a research based, proved effective parenting series. Classes are two hours long and meet for 14 weeks, and childcare, dinner, and assistance with transportation are provided. Classes focus on strengthening parenting competencies, promote positive family communication and problem-solving, increase parent self confidence, promotes parental involvement with school, and promotes children’s academic, social and emotional competencies and helps reduces conduct problems. Please call (336) 703-3391 for more information. View our Incredible Years Parenting Series Class Flyers.

Childbirth Education Classes are open to the public and offered to help families prepare for the best possible childbirth experience as well as to promote lifelong health and wellness. Classes are offered throughout the year and meet on the same night once a week for four weeks. Medicaid covers the cost of the classes for the mother-to-be and her partner. For participants without Medicaid, the cost of the class series is $35.00 for the mother-to-be, surrogate parents, intended parents or partner. Scholarships are available. Class size is limited and registration is required. Parents receive baby care incentives for class attendance. For more information or to register call 336-703-3206 or email putnamal@forsyth.cc.

View our 2014 class schedule.
View our 2015 class schedule.

The Parent Education Program provides free parent education classes and workshops to the community on topics such as:

  • Healthy Mother/Healthy Baby
  • Basic Infant Care
  • Safe Sleep and SIDS Risk Reduction
  • Child Development – birth through adolescence
  • Stress and Anger Management
  • Understanding Child Temperament
  • Talking about Sexuality with your Children
  • Parenting topics as requested
  • For more information please call (336) 703-3206.

Related Links

Local Parenting Resources

National Parenting Resources