Greene County Parent Education

Parenting Classes

Active Parenting Now

Family & Children First

Who: Parents/guardians
What: 6 session Parenting Program
WHEN: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Thursdays. Day courses are offered periodically based on full class registration - held Tuesdays.
Where: Courses alternate between Xenia and Fairborn locations.
Cost: Free. Free Childcare available with prior registration.
Contact: Steven Gregory (937) 562-5606

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Greene County Juvenile Court

Who: Parents/guardian
What: 6 session Parenting Program
When: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesdays
Where: 2100 Greene Way Blvd., Xenia
Cost: $20 per person/$30 per couple (cash only)
Contact: Randell Gidley (937) 562-4044

Parenting Solutions

Family Solutions Center & TCN

Who: Family Solutions and TCN client
What: 6 session parenting program
When: Groups are offered regularly throughout the year and meet on Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:30 am.
Where: Family Solutions Center, 287 Cincinnati Ave., Xenia
Cost: Free
Contact: Lorey Simons (937) 376-8700 ext. 8761 or contact your FSC or TCN provider

Strengthening Families Program

Greene County Juvenile Court

Who: Both parents/guardians and youth ages 10 - 14
What: 6 session parenting program
When: Group meets once a week for six weeks from 5:45 - 8:30 pm
Where: Two locations: Xenia (Monday) and Fairborn (Thursday)
Cost: Free
Contact: Heidi Sanders, BA, LSW (937) 562-4049


Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program

Greene County Public Health

Who: Expectant or 1st time mothers with a child under 6 months of age.
What: Home Visiting Program for Parent and Child, providing education, support, resources and child development screenings.
When/Where: The educator and family work together to set convenient visits in the family home.
Cost: Free
Contact: (937) 824-0899

Help Me Grow Early Intervention Services

Greene County Public Health & 4 Oaks Early Intervention

Who: Children birth to 3 years old with suspected developmental delay, diagnosed medical condition, prematurity, sensory issues, feeding issues, or suspected autism.
What: Service coordination, child developmental evaluation, support, information, and resources.
Where: In the family home
Cost: Free
Contact: 1-800-755-4769

Parents as Teachers Program

Council on Rural Services

Who: Parents/guardians and their children birth - 5 years old and pregnant mothers.
What: A parent educator provides personal visits, group connections, and child development screenings.
When/Where: The educator and family work together to set convenient visits in the family home.
Cost: Free for low income families
Contact: Heather Butcher (937) 372-1446 ext. 25

Other Parent Education

Family Focus

Family Violence Prevention Center

Who: Individuals receiving services from the Family Violence Prevention Center
What: Discussions on various parenting topics with parents who have experienced domestic violence.
Where: Family Violence Prevention Center, 380 Bellbrook Ave., Xenia
Cost: Free
Contact: FVPC (937) 376-8526

Families Succeeding After Divorce

Greene County Domestic Relations Court

Who: Class offered exclusively to divorcing, court mandated parents
What: 1 session (2 hour) Parenting Class
When: Offered twice a month
Sat. 9:30 - 11:30 am or Thurs. 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: 595 Ledbetter Rd., Xenia
Cost: Free. Must register to attend
Contact: DR Court (937) 562-6249

GRADS Program

Greene County Career Center

Who: Pregnant and Parenting Teens (both male and female) in grades 7 - 12
What: An in-school parenting program. Students meet individually, online and/or in a classroom setting and may enter GRADS anytime throughout the school year, with the opportunity to earn credit towards graduation.
Where: Greene County Career Center
Cost: Free
Contact: Wendi Kirsch or Nancy Myers (937) 372-6941 ext. 235, GRADS Greene County Career Center

Parent Preparation Program

Miami Valley Women&Rsquo;S Center

(MOM’s) Making Outstanding Mothers Program
Who: Pregnant mothers and mothers of young children
(DAD’s) Developing Awesome Dads Program
Who: Fathers-to-be and fathers of young children
What: Both the MOM’s and DAD’s programs are 1 on 1 Parenting Sessions. 1 hour per weekly session for 5-10 weeks. During either program, parents can earn Baby Bucks to spend at the Baby Store. Participants can also get periodic access to baby supplies.
Where: Miami Valley Women’s Center, 245 S. Allison Ave., Xenia
Cost: Free
Contact: MVWC (937) 374-0001

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Parent Advocacy Program

Who: Parents and Families of WPAFB, must have base access.
What: A Variety of Parent Education and Family Services including parenting classes, informal groups, supportive community based services, home visits, office visits, and phone consultations.
Cost: Free
Contact: WPAFB Parent Advocacy Center (937) 257-6429/4608

Family & Youth Initiatives

Parenting Network

Who: Parents (moms and/or dads) who are expecting or have children up to age 5.
What: Parents meet one on one with a mentor for 30 minute sessions to discuss homework relating to pregnancy, parenting, or life skills appropriate for participants. They ear points for lessons to spend in our baby store obtaining cribs, car seats, clothing, and other baby items needed. We also offer monthly group classes on different topics.
When: Participants must schedule an appointment during regular hours. Current hours are M 1:30 - 4:30; W 9:00 - 2:00; TH 5:30 - 8:00.
Where: 1030 N. Maple Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324 (located behind Mary Help of Christian Parish Center)
Cost: FREE
Contact: Diana Hobbs, Fairborn Network Coordinator (937) 879-3313 or Nikki Stefanow, Parenting Network Director (937) 845-0403.

Greene County Parenting Guide