Circle of Parents® provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children. It’s a place where they can find and share support.
By sitting down and really talking. Circle of Parents groups meet weekly, are free of charge, and foster an open exchange of ideas, support, information and resources. These kinds of groups serve those parenting children ages birth to 12 years old and families of all types. Unlike many other parenting classes or groups, Circle of Parents focuses on the whole picture. Topics often cover child development and parenting strategies but can also include topics such as yoga, painting, gardening and home activities.
Children’s programs are an integral part of Circle of Parents programming. The goal of children’s programs is to provide developmentally appropriate, skill building activities that will increase children’s confidence and self-worth while providing fun and enjoyment. Children’s programs provide an additional incentive for parents to attend Circle of Parents meetings by providing a safe, entertaining, and educational place for their children.
A children’s program helps children build relationships with one another and with the children’s program staff while their parents or caregivers are meeting in a separate group. The relationships will vary according to the child’s age and developmental needs. The children’s program staff creates many opportunities for children to be nurtured as well as to enhance their self-esteem and further their social skills. Children learn non-violent problem solving through the development of cooperative relationships and can practice problem solving and conflict resolution.
Children’s Programs are staffed by childcare workers screened and trained by individual programs.
The Circle of Parents program is currently available for any family living in Randolph County with a child under the age of 12. Groups meet weekly both in the evening and during the day. We provide FREE childcare and a FREE meal for the family.
For more information contact:
Christina Jolly, Parent Educator