Main phone number: (336)703-3206

The Parent Education Program is designed to reach parents, families, adolescents, early education and child care professionals, and the community to provide several educational workshops, classes and related activities that seek to promote positive parenting and improve child health. Parenting Program activities include a prenatal parenting class series, Infant/Child CPR classes, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) training for parents and early education and child care professionals, and other workshops and classes on parenting and health related topics as requested.

Classes Offered

Baby Love Parenting Class – This prenatal parenting program is a six week series offered several times a year for pregnant mothers and their support person. Referrals are made by Pregnancy Care Management (PCM) nurses and social workers, but community referrals are welcome! Topics include safe sleep and SIDS education, basic infant care, car seat safety, breastfeeding, infant health and immunizations, infant nutrition and feeding for the first year, infant dental health, growth and development, post partum care and family planning. Please call (336) 703-3206 for more information

Parenting Class - 2019

Baby Safety Classes presented by Cribs for Kids - classes are held monthly in English and Spanish, and participants will learn the most recent information about child passenger restraints and the proper use for each age, and safe sleep and SIDS risk reduction information. Please call (336) 703-3194 for more information.

For medical providers and case managers looking for safe sleep and crib resources, please call (336) 703-3194.

Baby Safety Classes - 2019
Baby Safety Classes Spanish - 2019
Car Seat Check Locations in FC
Pack-n-Play Demo Video

Childbirth Education Classes - Childbirth Education Classes are open to the public and help families prepare for the best possible childbirth and postpartum experience. Classes are offered throughout the year and meet on the same night once a week for five weeks. Medicaid covers the cost of the classes for the mother-to-be and her support person. For participants without Medicaid, the cost of the class series is $55.00. Scholarships are available. Class size is limited, and registration is required. Participants receive a small incentive gift at each class. For more information or to register, call 336-703-3206 or email hawthorj@forsyth.cc.

View our 2019 class schedule

The Parent Education Program provides free parent education classes and workshops to the community on topics such as:

  • Healthy Mother/Healthy Baby
  • Basic Infant Care
  • Safe Sleep and SIDS Risk Reduction
  • Child Development – birth through adolescence
  • Stress and Anger Management
  • Understanding Child Temperament
  • Talking about Sexuality with your Children
  • Parenting topics as requested
  • For more information please call (336) 703-3206.

Related Links

Local Parenting Resources

National Parenting Resources

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