Parent Education

The development of basic life skills begins in early childhood. MSU Extension is here to support parents and caregivers in ensuring young children learn to grow, thrive and contribute in a complex and changing world.

The future of Michigan depends on the success of its children; the knowledge and skills they develop today will have an impact on their ability to lead later in life. Research shows that the possession of skills such as verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to work cooperatively, a sense of responsibility and respect, community involvement, decision making and problem solving are all predictors of not only academic success but also of success in the community and workforce.

Since the development of these basic life skills begins in early childhood, it is vital that parents and caregivers are equipped with the tools to help children embrace these skills and learn to grow, thrive and contribute in a complex and changing world. To help address this critical area of need, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension provides early childhood programs that help parents,caregivers and other important adults in the lives of children from birth to age 8 develop important skills. 

For more information, contact an early childhood educator near you.

Events

  • Sep 17

    Parenting Classes at Hope Clinic

    September 17, 2019 - November 5, 2019 Hope Clinic 518 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Classes in The Parent Talk System will be held on Tuesday mornings.

  • Oct 11

    Monroe Parenting Classes Fall 2019

    October 11, 2019 - November 8, 2019 Arthur Lesow Community Center, 120 Eastchester, Monroe, MI 48161

    Free Parenting Classes, Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting, at Arthur Lesow Community Center.

  • Oct 11

    Monroe Parenting Classes Fall 2019

    October 11, 2019 - November 8, 2019 Arthur Lesow Community Center, 120 Eastchester, Monroe, MI 48161

    Free Parenting Classes, Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting, at Arthur Lesow Community Center.

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