Parenting Education

Parenting Education teaches parents of infants, children and teens successful strategies to raise healthy, happy and competent young people. By increasing knowledge and confidence, parenting education can strengthen families and ultimately, communities.

Family CT is a member of the Connecticut Parenting Education Network (CT-PEN), working to expand the knowledge of Best Practices in parenting education. All Family CT Parent Educators are trained and certified in the Parents As Teachers model which uses an evidence-based curriculum to:

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices
  • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Increase children’s school readiness and school success

For information about a parenting education program in Connecticut, call Infoline at 211, your town’s department of Adult Education or local Family Resource Center. To access helpful articles for parents of newborns and toddlers, click on the following link Right From the Start: Love and Learn

Other resources for families include and