Education for Parents
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.
- Psalm 127:3
And, as parents, it's our job to do all that we can to make sure they are safe, loved and handled with care from conception, through the teen years and into adulthood. Join us at Alternatives for classes that will enrich your parenting experience and enhance your skills for life.
Parenting Class Offerings
This 2-hour class meets weekly and is designed to increase parent-child connectedness by examining parenting styles, effective communication techniques and fundamental needs of children that must be provided in the home. A 1-hour, 12 week class is also offered at some locations.
This course is designed to increase communication between parents and their teens regarding sexual health, resulting in a delay in the age of sexual debut.
Offered community-wide, these educational workshops for parents cover a variety of topics. Titles include: Great Parenting, Understanding Child Development, Discipline for Children, Nutrition for a Healthy Body and Mind, and the Value of Self-Care. Please contact the Educational Outreach Department for pricing or to schedule a workshop for your organization.
eClass - Fall03 2020 PFL (8 weeks)
Session begins Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12-2pm.
eClasses - Winter 2021
Winter enrollment is CLOSED. Spring enrollment opens in March with classes beginning in April.
Morning, afternoon and evening eClass times.
Sections meet one day per week for eight (8) weeks.
Winter-01, 6pm-8pm, Tuesdays starting 1/12/21
Winter-02, 10am-12n, Wednesdays starting 1/13/21
Winter-03, 1pm-3pm, Thursdays starting 1/14/21
A big THANKS to our newest testing sites!
PFL in-person testing is now available in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, South Haven, Benton Harbor and Elkhart, IN.
Please note: Digital device (ex. mobile phone, laptop, tablet) and email account are required. All instructional classes meet online with in-person testing administered by appointment at local centers. Placement on a waiting list does not guarantee class enrollment. All waitlisted persons will be contacted with class details when available in order to confirm participation.
We hope to eventually continue in-person classes; however, that will depend upon current COVID-19 regulations. Until then, we look forward to engaging with you in our virtual classrooms.
Wear a mask. Stay safe. Be well.
AlternativesCC, Educational Outreach
(269) 345-1740 xt 17 or EMAIL