Webinar Program for Parents

Building Early Emotional Skills (BEES) is a research-based parenting curriculum developed by Michigan State University Extension for parents and caregivers of children 0-3. The BEES curriculum is an active, hands-on tool to teach parents about how young children develop social emotional skills and helps give parents skills to deal with parenting stress. BEES helps parents to be aware of their stress and how it impacts them and their child, gain skills to regulate their young child’s behavior, learn to identify and label their child’s emotions, and listen to and interact positively with their child.

Topics covered in the curriculum include parent’s temperament and stress, child’s temperament and "fit” between parent and child temperament, “family movies” and managing feelings, being reflective about my child’s feelings and my feelings, emotion coaching and responding to my child’s feelings, reducing biting, conflict, and frustrations, handling tantrums and building a solid foundation for tomorrow.

The BEES for Parents workshop will be run in a 4-week series using Zoom webinar as the digital platform. 

Class Information


Digital materials provided free


Wednesday, February 15
Wednesday, February 22
Wednesday, March 1
Wednesday, March 8


1:00-2:30 PM EST

*NOTE: This is a series class and participants must plan on attending all four weeks.


This class is an online webinar. The link to join the webinar will be sent after registration is complete.

Participant Information

Certificate for participation is provided upon completion of the series. In order to receive a certificate, participants must participate actively in the webinars.

Participants have the option to attend and actively participate via computer or an app on a tablet or smartphone. Attendees can also listen to the presentation via phone (by calling in) but active participation is not possible over the phone due to the webinar format. Those who choose to call in must contact the instructor for instructions on how to be eligible for a certificate.

If multiple people in the same location want to participate in the webinar and need certificates, they have to join the webinar separately or contact the instructor for special instructions for each individual to receive a certificate.

Registration Information

This registration process has three steps:

  1. Register here. After registration you will receive a link to take the pre-class survey.
  2. Complete the pre-class survey. Once complete, you will receive a link to register for the zoom webinar.
  3. Register for the zoom webinar with your first and last name. Once you register, you will receive a link to join the webinar and you will get reminder emails.

Click here to download the Frequently Asked Questions about MSU Extension's Virtual Parenting Series.

For questions or accommodations*, please contact: Courtney Aldrich, aldric82@msu.edu.

If you are interested in more information or future BEES webinar dates, email Courtney Aldrich, aldric82@msu.edu

*Accommodations must be requested 2 weeks prior to start of series