Being a parent is the most important role anyone plays in their
lifetime. And every parent wants to be sure that they are
doing everything they can to be sure their child grows up safe,
healthy, and happy.
Our parent training classes address many of the questions
that parents face:
Is my child developing
How can I help my child succeed
How can I keep my child safe at
home, in the car and out in the community?
How can I plan meals that fit a
busy schedule and address the needs of a growing child?
What's the best way to guide
and discipline my child?
How do I deal with the stress
Where can I go for help?
Parent Training classes are free,
open to all parents, and held in all areas of Brevard County at
convenient times for busy parents. In addition to these
training classes designed expressly for parents, the Child Care
Association offers a wide range of classes for child care
providers, which parents are welcome to attend as well. To
view the provider training schedules, click
For information on times and
locations, please contact the Child Care Association's Parent
Involvement Coordinator at 321 504-0937.
Becoming a Head Start Mentor
This course provides an overview of the Head Start Youth
Mentoring Program and how middle school and high school students
can get involved and share their skills and knowledge with young
Head Start students.
This course addresses
challenging behaviors and will provide parents with ways to
understand why a particular behavior may occur, help them
develop age-appropriate intervention strategies and discuss
positive behavioral supports for children who engage in
Child Passenger Safety
Child Passenger Safety will provide parents and participants
with safety precautions, measures, and tips while transporting
children in their care.
Choosing Quality Child Care
This course will give participants an overview of what to look
for in choosing a daycare center, how the classroom should be
set up, and provide a visual look by touring a child care
First Time Home Buyers & Other
This course provides parents with information on home ownership,
financing and overcoming barriers to home ownership.
Food Safety and Quick Meal
This course will provide parents with basic safety precautions
while cooking and information on preparing quick and nutritious
family meals .
This course will provide parents with an overview of children's
health issues and what parents can do to ensure the health of
How to Develop a Household Budget
This course will provide an overview of how to identify
household expenses, build a household budget and manage family
funds to meet family needs.
Identifying the Special Needs
Child and the Referral Process
This class provides parents with information on how to identify
children with special needs and the stages of the referral
Importance of Parent Involvement
This class helps parents understand the important role they play
in their child's development and how their involvement bolsters
the learning and skill development that takes place at the
Literacy Enhancement and Parent
Literacy Enhancement helps parents create reading activities
that they can use to create an enriched literacy environment for
their children and provides parents with reading materials and
activities that can improve reading skills.
Low Cost Housing Opportunities
This course will provide an overview of low cost housing options
available in Brevard County.
Redirecting Children's Behavior
Participants will learn how to
implement positive communication and skill building techniques
that will redirect negative behavior without spanking.
Sickle Cell Information Awareness
This informational session covers the causes and effects of the
sickle cell disease, awareness and symptoms.
Success Through Volunteering
This class provides parents with information on the rewards of
volunteering in their child's center, at the Child Care
Association and within the community. Through volunteering
parents become effective advocates for their children and their
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Participants will be given an overview of some of the causes and
effects of Sudden Death Syndrome and steps to take to prevent
Sun and Water Safety
This class will teach parents the precautions to take to ensure
that their children are safe and protected when enjoying outdoor
Transition to Kindergarten
This course provides parents with the techniques to begin the transition process
for children who are 5-years old and provides information on
what to expect when their child transitions to a
public school environment.
This class provides participants with an overview of the Agency,
history, achievements, programs policies and procedures and
health and safety issues related to volunteering for the Child
For more information,
call our Parent Involvement Coordinator at 321 504-0937.