Parenting Essentials is a web-based self- guided course that delivers a series of eight positive parenting and caregiving videos that provide useful tips and tools that parents/caregivers can put into practice immediately. Parenting Essentials is adapted from Parenting Fundamentals, an evidence-based parenting education program founded in 1996. Parenting Fundamentals promotes the social and emotional development of children, prevents child abuse, strengthens families and supports school readiness and achievement.
Coming in 2023! Parenting Essentials will also include a parent workbook that offers detailed explanations, additional resources, and practice exercises for each positive parenting and caregiving competency. Participants convene once a month in person or online to review the competency and share their experience putting it into practice.
To view the official evaluation report of Parenting Essentials, please click here.
Lesson 1: Patience
Lesson 2: Awareness
Lesson 3: Role Modeling
Lesson 4: Esteem
Lesson 5: Nuturing
About this Course
- 30 minutes of video content
- 1-hour CE credit awarded
"Parenting Essentials has helped our families be better at parenting. It’s a quick watch with excellent tips on how to build current parenting practices."
- Joyce Darbo
Merced County Office of Education
Early Education Head Start
Trevor Finchamp, the videographer for Parenting Essentials, was kind enough to share
how this course made an impact on him and his family.
Desiree Morales Galvan
Was very informative and showed what parents need to do to work with kids and it made me understand how I can support!
Was very informative and showed what parents need to do to work with kids and it made me understand how I can support!Read Less