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 parentparticipation.org for a complete list of parenting classes and online registration.
- 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
- 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 https://register.asapconnected.com, over the phone or in person.
A six week group devoted to changing your relationship with the issues you struggle with in order to pursue a more meaningful life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worry mind etc.
Facilitated by Elizabeth Karsh on Wednesdays from 5pm – 6:30pm.
The cost for the series is $240.00
Please contact Elizabeth for more information and to learn when the next 6-week group starts. 805-316-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 OnlineParentingPrograms.com for a list of current classes.
Parenting Sober Support Group
Open forum meeting for parents at any stage of recovery who want to get a grip on parenting and stay sober in the process! This group is designed to align parenting foundational principles and tools with 12-step principles so that parents can begin to enjoy both living sober and parenting successfully.
Group meets at Build Your Nest Coaching, 6613-B Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach, CA 93424.
Class meets on Saturdays, 9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and,
Thursdays, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
For more information call (805) 550-5865.
Social Media for Parents
Talking with kids about social media use and being good digital citizens is a crucial part of parenting. These classes help parents become connected in the social media world and keep kids safe online. In the third class, we will have an “Appy Hour” (class will end at 7:30) in which different social media platforms are demonstrated.
Dates: Tuesdays 11/7 – 11/28
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Laguna Middle School LAMS Library, SLO
Instructor: E. Calandro
Please contact the San Luis Coastal Adult School with questions and for registration information:
1500 Lizzie Street Bldg H2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
PHONE: (805) 549-1222
FAX: (805) 544-0638