MSU Extension Child & Family Development April Offerings

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Child and Family Development April Offerings

MSU Extension has a wide range of free online classes for parents, caregivers and early childhood professionals. See below for our April offerings! And check out our Facebook page for more information and resources at MI Stronger Family – MSU Extension.

Extension Extra’s Parenting Hour

This free online series of parenting workshops will provide guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the challenges, concerns, and joys of parenting. Participants may register for as few or as many workshops as they wish. The workshops are on Tuesday evenings as follows:

Class Dates:


For more information contact Courtney Aldrich at

The Parent Talk System Webinar Series

This 6 week series is for parents of toddlers to teens and is designed to improve communication and provide practical verbal strategies for raising confident, caring, responsible children.  Topics include eliminating unwanted behavior, setting limits, teaching about consequences, giving effective feedback, promoting independence, and developing character. Download Flyer (PDF).

Class Dates: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 (7:00 – 8:30 pm)


For more information, contact Courtney Aldrich,

Family FAQs: Changing Expectations for Tweens and Teens 

Join MSU Extension for our newest parenting programming option, Extension Extras Family FAQs! This one hour program features MSU Extension child and family development experts answering your pressing parenting questions. Pre-register and join via Zoom or watch the live stream on our Facebook page @MiStrongerFamily.

Class Date: April 15, 2021 (10:00 – 11:00 am)


Click here to submit your parenting questions in advance or submit questions via Zoom or Facebook Live chat. For more information contact Carrie Shrier at

Early Childhood Professional Development Classes

These free online classes provide professional development training hours for early childhood professionals. Credit in the MiRegistry system is available.

Understanding a Toddler’s World

Early Literacy Skills