Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) parent education programs provide research and evidence-based information to parents and families across New York State with the goal of enhancing parent-child relationships, strengthening families and meeting the needs of various family types. Below are the most popular CCE parenting programs offered statewide.
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Things to consider when choosing a parenting program:
Be sure to ask what the goal of the class is. Some classes are designed for specific groups or goal outcomes (such as parenting teens or divorced parents) while other programs cover general parenting topics useful for any type of parent.
Be sure the class is available in your area. At The Parenting Project: Healthy Children, Families, & Communities, we support parenting programs run through Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) associations, which are evidence-based or research-based programs. However, not all county CCE associations offer parenting programs in their area. We recommend contacting your county's CCE office (or a nearby CCE office) to ask if they offer parenting programs in your area, here is a full list of CCE associations across New York State.
Try to choose a class you can attend the full program. Once you have a parenting course that fits your needs be sure to check the date and times of the classes. Some courses will be just one day while others may span over many weeks.