Phone (517) 244-1267

Parenting Classes

Parenting classes for parents of young children (birth to 5)

CACS Head Start
Capital Area Community Services
1107 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 999-2730
Proud Fathers Program: A 10-week parenting course for fathers. Includes free meals, transportation assistance, child care and a gift for course completion.
Reflections: A interactive 6-week series designed to empower women to approach their life and that of their family in a proactive manner.
Successful Parents, Successful Kids: A 6-week series on building resilient children. Parents learn strategies on effective parenting, teaching protective factors and setting high expectations.
Eligibility: Be a parent/caregiver of a child enrolled in the Head Start program or an interested community member.
Contact: Sharon Rogers – [at] cacheadstart [dot] org

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)
4287 Five Oaks Drive Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 484-8444
How to Become a Love and Logic Parent: For parents of all ages.
Contact: Rachel Prosen – rachprose [at] yahoo [dot] com

Cristo Rey Community Center
1717 N. High St. Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 372-4700 / Open Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m.
Family Nurturing Program: A 10-week parenting program for parents of infants, toddlers and young children. Classes are ongoing throughout the year and participants may begin at any time. Cost is $10/session or is free with a DHS worker referral. A CATA bus stops right outside the center.
Eligibility: Open to all parents of infants, toddlers and young children.
Contact: Sara Mitchell (517) 372-4700 Ext. 140 or smitchell[at]cristoreycounseling[dot]org

Eaton Intermediate School District
1790 East Packard Highway, Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 541-8711 or (517)541-8760
Parenting Classes: Becoming a Love & Logic Parent, Family Nurturing (for parents of infants, toddlers and young children), Proud Fathers.
Eligibility: Open to all parents and caregivers in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties.
Contact: Jodi Anthony – janthony [at] eaton [dot] k12 [dot] mi [dot] us / (517) 541-8765

Willow Tree Family Center
3333 S. Pennsylvania Ave Ste 101
Lansing, MI 48910
Description: Willow Tree Family Center is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to growing strong, empowered families by providing support groups and educational services for pregnancy, birth and beyond.
On-going Classes: Essential Oils, Baby Sign, Cloth Diapering and Baby Carrying, Natural Family Living, Love and Logic, Peaceful Parenting, Breastfeeding, Infant Care, Preschool Nutrition, Nutrition for Teens and Tweens, Child Development Series – Ages and Stages, Choosing a Preschool, and more
Eligibility: Open to the public


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