This week the Incredible Years Parenting Class Graduation included a special guest: staff and critters from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! Zoo staff came by with feathered friends and special activities for class participants on their last day. It was a great highlight in the course and a wonderful note to end on. See below for some images from the event.
Incredible Years classes are one in a suite of programs designed to help stabilize families and increase kid’s chances for success. Parenting Programs use evidence-based curriculum in home and class-based services to teach parenting and life skills. Parents learn about child development, age-appropriate expectations, appropriate disciplinary practices, and how to maintain a safe environment. We also work to link them with local community resources to reduce isolation. The objective is to increase parents’ mastery so they can create an environment where children are safe, nurtured, and achieve physical and emotional well-being.
Parenting programs help set kids and their families up for success. We value all of our community partners, like the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, who support these programs. Thank you!