Coastal Classes

Parent Connection Sponsored classes

Love & Logic
Tim Ross
Wed, 9/5-10/10 (6 nights) 6:00-8:00p Del Mar Elementary School Library $25
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 with discipline. Childcare – see below.*


Compassionate Communication
Rick London
Thur, 9/20-10/25 (6 nights) 6:00-8:00p CL Smith Elementary School Library $25
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. Begin to get clearer about healthier social emotional behaviors, while learning about behaviors that require mindfulness to become examples for our children. Childcare – see below.*


Teaching Empathy to Our Kids
Eileen Calandro
Wed, 9/26 6:30-8:30p Laguna Middle School Library $5
The use of social media causes a decrease in the capacity for empathy, causing social disconnection. Learn how to help your kids strengthen their empathy with knowledge and age appropriate activities.


Active Parenting 1, 2 & 3 Year Olds
Julie Ashworth
Wed, 10/3-10/24 (4 nights) 5:30-7:30p SLO Adult School Rm.B3 $15
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 – see below.*


Disciplina Positiva – Positive Discipline in Spanish
Bessy Hoffman
Thur, 10/25-11/15 (4 nights) 6:00-8:00p Pacheco Elementary School Rm.6 No Charge
In this class parents will learn tools to improve communication and solve problems with your children/teenagers, and much more. Childcare provided.*
En esta clase, los padres aprenderán herramientas para mejorar la comunicación y resolver problemas con sus hijos / adolescentes, y mucho más. Cuidado de niños provisto.


Parenting Sober Support Group
Cindy DuSair
Sat, 9/1-12/1 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.


Call the Adult School office at (805) 549-1222 to register your child(ren).



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.

ACT for Depression and Anxiety


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


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.