Looking for information on how to be the best parent you can be? Child Saving Institute offers a variety of informative classes designed to meet your individual needs.
We encourage parents of all ages to attend our 5-week Parent Education workshop covering such topics as healthy communication skills, child development and discipline, stress management, literacy and promoting self-esteem. Two classes are offered--one for parents of babies and young children ages zero to four, and another class addressing the topics of most importance to those parenting school-age children ages five and up.
If you are under the age of 25 and are expecting a child or have a young child, we offer a 5-week Young Parents Program, utilizing the Growing Great Kids Curriculum.
If you are struggling with parenting during the trying time of divorce, we offer "Parenting Through the Pain of Divorce."
Wherever you are in your parenting journey--whether you're a young parent or an experienced parent wanting to develop new skills--we have the class for you.
If you have a pre-kindergarten through middle school child in the OPS system and would like additional support, please consider our SAFE program. In addition to addressing school challenges, SAFE also offers valuable parenting skills, home management skills and connection with community resources.
What parents are saying...
“I enjoyed the parenting class. I feel it was helpful hearing the comments from other parents about what difficulties they had faced, how they solved those difficulties or worked through them, and their ideas about the group questions we had. The staff is helpful and respectful. I definitely learned things to help my family, including safety tips, ideas for age appropriate activities, and new ideas on how to teach my child.” - Kasey M.
"My name is Lauren, and I took a 5-week parenting class. At first, I was hesitant to take it, but then I decided I would and get it over with. I am so glad I did. I learned a lot from taking the class. It focused on my son and the behaviors that he was having and how to discipline him the correct way. I’d found myself at times raising my voice and arguing with him, and I learned that you cannot approach the situation like that. CSI’s parenting classes have helped me a lot with discipline. It is so much easier to do now and a lot less stressful. I recommend CSI’s parenting classes to anyone. You may think you don’t need them, but if you go, you may learn new things to try, just like I did." - Lauren P.