Parenting Classes scheduled monthly

Partnering with First Things First, Community Action Program, Globe area public libraries, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Banner Payson Medical Center, Head Start of Gila County

Active Parenting: First Five Years

Active Parenting: First Five Years is a multi-model parenting education program that works with parents and their children ages 0-5 on relationship improvement, mental health, and child well-being and behavior. Using a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the understanding of emotion interacting with a child’s brain, and methods for academic success, our program’s goal is to achieve both kindergarten readiness and household well-being. 

A 4-week series of 2-hour classes including guided lessons, video components, a parent guide/workbook, and activities such as role-plays and skills practice to teach parents how to use logical consequences and positive discipline to reduce unacceptable behaviors in children. Participants receive a certificate at the time of program completion. 

Active Parenting: First Five Years

Program Highlights
  • Improve parent-child communication
  • Imporve knowledge of positive parenting practices
  • Improve literacy in the home environment
  • FREE to families with children age 0-5
  • Classes can be held at locations in Gila County
  • Funded by a grant from First Things First Gila County Regional Council
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For more information contact:

Charlene Becker

Real Stories

Testimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.

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The first session of Active Parenting: First Five years got off to a great start! Over 70 people were registered from Gila County. Debbie and Ken were participants in our Starting Out Right Program when they had their son three years ago. Ken had recently returned from the Marines and at times had a hard time connecting with their son. I was so happy to see them at the first…

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- Debbie and Ken Char Becker, Parenting Educator
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