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

  • Oct 22

    Cooking Matters for Teens

    October 22, 2021 3:30PM – 5:00PM Manistee Youth Armory Project, 555 1st St, Manistee, MI 49660

    This program will help participants in planning and budgeting healthy and nutritious meals.

  • Oct 26

    Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour Talking With Kids About Race

    October 26, 2021 8:00PM – 9:30PM Online

    Extension Extras Parenting Hour is a free online series of parenting workshops that provides guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the challenges, joys, and concerns of parenting.

  • Oct 29

    Cooking Matters for Teens

    October 29, 2021 3:30PM – 5:00PM Manistee Youth Armory Project, 555 1st St, Manistee, MI 49660

    This program will help participants in planning and budgeting healthy and nutritious meals.

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