How Does a Partner Get Trained?
Becoming a NuParent facilitator is a simple two-step process.
Step One: Attend a three (3) day facilitator training session either in Los Angeles or another city or at your own organization (minimum 10 trainees to schedule on-site training outside of LA). The training is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Trainees are required to submit a resume and have some parent/child experience.
Step Two: To receive the final certification as a Certified NuParent Facilitator (CNF), each trainee must complete a practicum component. For infant certification, the new facilitator must lead a training involving at least 12 parents of infants. For toddler/preschool certification, the requirement is at least 8 parents of children 1 through 5 years.
What is included in the training?
The NuParent training is very interactive and goes with the NuParent philosophy that people learn through involvement, not by lecture. Trainees are shown how to facilitate using this style. Trainees enhance their knowledge about the most current parent education issues. They receive theoretical information about NuParent and study all the curriculums. Each trainee must bring a resource to share with the group and also bring a doll to use for the Infant Massage demonstration. The trainees will be expected to do a 15-minute presentation to the group of (on) one of the activities from the curriculum, providing an opportunity to observe and practice as a facilitator.
All trainees receive NuParent curriculums (Infant, Toddler, Preschool), Parent Guidebooks (Perinatal, Infant, Toddler, Preschool), starter kits of marketing materials, forms, a CD with everything on it to reprint all written material off their computer as well as a staff liaison for continuing staff support. There is an official NuParent Facilitator Facebook page where facilitators can share their successes and get input from fellow facilitators. Trainees also receive any curriculum or guidebook updates and/or revisions at no further cost. All necessary materials are in English and Spanish.
Parenting Education Review Training
We offer a bi-yearly Parenting Education Review Training, which is a one day workshop. This training will help to enhance skills in areas such as, an expanded Infant Massage that will include audio/visual support, current information on early brain and language development, temperament, character, personality, emotions and behavior, as well as how to deal with families from a variety of cultures. The dates will be in April and October of each year and the training will be based in either the Los Angeles NuParent office or at certain sites.