Coastal Classes

Parent Connection Sponsored classes

Love & Logic
Tim Ross
Wed, 2/20-3/27 (6 nights) 6:00-8:00p $25
Hawthorne Elementary School, SLO, HA Library

Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices. Learn the Love and Logic process of building relationships through discipline. Childcare is provided for a nominal fee although, parents are strongly encouraged to provide their own. Call the Adult School office at (805) 549-1222 to register your child(ren).

Communication Fundamentals
Rick London
Thur, 2/21-3/28  (6 nights) 6:00-8:00p $25

Monarch Grove Elementary School, Los Osos, Library

Compassionate Communication is an opportunity to become more aware of the thoughts, words and behaviors that disconnect us from ourselves and each other, by increasing our understanding of a communication process that is founded on heart to heart connection.

During this class we will begin to get clearer about healthier social emotional behaviors, while learning about behaviors that require mindfulness if we are going to be better examples for our children.

By enhancing our insight into the linkage between feelings and needs, we can get to the bottom of what’s making us angry by practicing the ten steps to transforming anger so everyone wins. Class based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by Marshal Rosenberg PhD.

Childcare is provided for a nominal fee, call the Adult School prior to class starting to register your children.

Active Parenting – The Preschooler
Julie Ashworth
Wed, 4/10-5/1 (4 nights) 5:30-7:30p  $15

Baywood Elementary School, Los Osos BA Library

Learn skills that help develop cooperation, responsibility and good character in your children. Explore positive discipline techniques to avoid those all-too-familiar power struggles. Childcare is provided for a nominal fee although, parents are strongly encouraged to provide their own. Call the Adult School office at (805) 549-1222 to register your child(ren).

Disciplina Positiva – Positive Discipline in Spanish
Bessy Hoffman
Thur, 10/25-11/15 (4 nights) 6:00-8:00p  No Charge

Los Osos Middle School, LOMS Library

En esta clase los padres aprenderán herramientas para mejorar la comunicación con los hijos(as), la importancia de un abrazo, como resolver problemas Con sus hijos y No por sus hijos y mucho más.
El cuidado de niños está disponible por una tarifa nominal, aunque se recomienda encarecidamente a los padres que proporcionen los suyos, por favor llame al (805) 549-1222 para inscribirse.
In this class parents will learn tools to improve communication with their children, the importance of a hug, how to solve problems With your children/ teenagers Not for your children/ teenagers, and much more.

Childcare is available for a nominal fee although parents are strongly encouraged to provide their own, please call (805) 549-1222 to sign up.

Parenting Sober Support Group
Cindy DuSair
Sat, TBD 10:30a-12:00p Build Your Nest, 6613-B Bay Laurel Dr., Avila Beach No Charge
Wed, 9/19-12/12 5:30-7:00p Build Your Nest, 6613-B Bay Laurel Dr., Avila Beach No Charge
For parents at any stage of recovery who want to get a grip on parenting and stay sober in the process! Group aligns parenting foundation principles with 12-step principles. For information call (805) 550-5865.
*Childcare is provided for a nominal fee although parents are strongly encouraged to provide their own.


The Adolescent Brain
Lia Payne Scott
Wednesday 1/30 6-7:30 PM $5
Laguna Middle School, SLO, LAMS Library

Explore recent discoveries of the adolescent brain that explain why this is a vital, and sometimes maddening phase of life for everyone involved. Using Dan Siegel’s book Brainstorm as a framework, we will bust commonly held myths about adolescence as we look at this period through an evolutionary lens. We will also discuss exciting ways in which understanding how the adolescent brain functions can help us not only survive but thrive together as healthy families through the teenage years and beyond.


The Parent Participation Program enhances parenting skills through classroom discussion, interaction, and observation. Parent and child (age 0-6) attend class once a week. Curriculum includes teacher-led discussions on parenting techniques and strategies for creating a healthy family environment. Parents share their challenges and successes while children enjoy age-appropriate play indoors and outdoors, circle time, and songs. Interacting with other parents and children while participating in the classroom environment gives parents a greater understanding of the needs and abilities of their children.

Parent participation instructors hold California teaching credentials.

Please visit for a complete list of parenting classes and online registration.


  • Infants
  • Cookin’ & Bookin’
  • Young Ones & Young Toddlers
  • Fizzle Pop 1-2-3
  • Older Toddlers
  • Kids in the Garden
  • Two and Three Year Olds
  • Strolling to Fitness
  • Preschoolers
  • Tiny Hikers

Dates: A year-round program. Families may join a class at any time on a space available basis.
Times: Morning and afternoon, times vary.
Locations: Classes available in San Luis Obispo, Los Osos and Morro Bay.
Tuition: Classes run for 10 weeks and price ranges from $67-$90. Scholarships are available for families in need.
Eligibility Requirements: Parents, grandparents or caretakers in a parenting role attend with the child age 0-6.
Contact: San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie Street, Room H2, SLO, (805) 549-1222.
Register: online Click Here, over the phone or in person.


The CAPSLO Parent Education Program provides the opportunity for parents who are referred to the program (through DSS) to learn better ideas, to hear suggestions and generate solutions in becoming an Active Parent, through in-home parent education. Parent Educators have been trained in the Active Parenting, Positive Discipline and Nurturing Families curriculum.
CONTACT: If you are a parent with a CWS social worker or a CalWORKS worker, please contact Melinda Sokolowski at (805) 544-4355/extension 216.
For Spanish-speaking assistance, please call (805) 474-2024.

Online Parenting Classes

If you are mandated to complete a parenting class, verify approval of an online class (rather than a traditional class) with the  mandating agency. Each state, county, and individual judge may dictate different requirements. If you are court ordered to take a co-parenting class, it is always best to check with your county court of record to verify their acceptance of an online parenting class. 
Each state, county, and individual judge may dictate different requirements. 

Enjoy the opportunity to complete a parenting course at your leisure – anytime, day or night!
Certificates of Completion are provided after the class is finished.
Visit The Parenting Center for a list of current classes.
Visit for a list of current classes.