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
  • Improve knowledge of positive parenting practices
  • Improve literacy in the home environment
  • FREE to families with children age 0-5
  • Classes are held virtually during COVID-19
  • Funded by a grant from First Things First Gila County Regional Council

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First Things First-Active Parenting Classes for Parents of children ages 0-5

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Active Parenting First Five Years Building a strong foundation for children from birth to age 5. Here's what parents will learn: What a baby's cry means, Ages and stages of…

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Real Stories

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

We are so proud to share the curriculum of Active Parenting in Gila County

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- Check out our parenting classes featured in the Payson Roundup!

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- Parenting During Coronavirus resources

AZYP’s Parenting Education program, supported by First Things First, Freeport-McMoRan and United Fund of Globe-Miami, Inc., provides community-based parenting classes and supportive services to caregivers of children birth to five years old in Gila County. Parenting classes cover how infants explore their environment through touch, how to handle toddler tantrums, the connection between reading and language, parent/child bonding, how to identify and encourage reaching developmental milestones, and so much more!…

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- First Things First

Description: The focus of the Starting Out Right curriculum is to guide young mothers through a healthy pregnancy by providing information on what to anticipate during pregnancy, how to plan for labor, and how to parent their newborn. Starting Out Right offers teen-specific, unbiased facilitation which is grounded in the principles of brain-based learning and assists adolescents in making sense of class material related to pregnancy and parenting. Facilitators of…

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- Starting Out Right Curriculum

Services and support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens AZYP’s Starting Out Right (SOR) program provides community-based health education and supportive services to pregnant and parenting youth ages 21 and younger in Gila, Pima and Maricopa Counties. Health education includes healthy pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and healthy relationship and lifestyle classes and an interactive mobile application. Supportive services include free pregnancy tests, case management, community referrals, goal setting, scholarships, and access to…

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- Starting Out Right, annual summary Year ending 06/30/2020

Globe, Arizona The intent behind the collaboration between Arizona Youth Partnership's Starting Out Right (SOR) program and the Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter and Gila House is to bring Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting education and support to displaced families who find themselves at the Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter or in one of the Gila Houses. Due to the on-going pandemic, to provide classes via ZOOM, Charlene Becker, a Case Manager/Parent…

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- AZYP, Shelters partner up to help families with grant from the United Fund of Globe-Miami

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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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