Be A NuParent – Not the Usual Parent, A New Kind of Parent!
NuParent is at the forefront of the parent education movement
NuParent is a unique parent education program created by Children’s Bureau. It is more than just a parent education program that focuses on issues of child development, nutrition, health and safety, etc. It is based on the understanding that theoretical information, while important, is not enough to provide the skills needed by parents today to effectively change how they look at parenting. Parents need hands-on, interactive sessions that involve their children and provide ongoing support. NuParent meets all these needs.
Our Support & Curriculum
NuParent is a family support and development program with curriculums that cover all of the ages and stages from birth to 5 years. It focuses on helping parents to become the ‘best parents they can be.’ NuParent can be implemented in eight group sessions, or ‘one on one’ home visitations which may take a longer period of time to complete. The program encourages having the group sessions with children within certain developmental age groups, such as: 0 to 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, 1 to 3 years, 3 to 5 years. Parents participate with their children to enhance and improve both the learning and bonding process. The NuParent curriculum is designed to be customized to a particular parent group or agency. Parents leave the program with a complete reference guide (in both English and Spanish) for their use at home.
Ongoing group support is encouraged through a NuParent Club Facebook page, local NuParent social events and self-created support groups within the parents themselves. Facilitators are encouraged to keep open contact with parents after the NuParent sessions.
The NuParent Club
The NuParent Club was developed as a follow-up to the NuParent program as an ongoing group support system. Some of the families who have taken NuParent continue to meet on their own. This gives families the opportunity to develop their own group support system that includes ongoing group activities, child-care co-ops., etc.