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.
Contact: Melissa Baughn or Brent Lewis  (937) 562-5600

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: Zach Hensley  (937) 562-4044

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: Rebecca Meek (937) 562-4049

In Home Parent Education

Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program


Greene County Public Health



Who: Children birth to 3 years old
What: Home visits for parent and child
Services: Education, resources, developmental screenings; supports parent-child bonding and school readiness up to three years of age.
When/Where: In family home; the educator and family work to set convenient visit times.
Cost: Free
Contact: (937) 824-0889

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: (937) 824-0828 Pam, (937) 208-4769 (GROW)
Regional and Web Link for Self Referral for Services

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: Ask for home visitors (937) 848-4460 

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 and 24 hour hotline (937) 372-4552 for shelter access and other services

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: Domestic Relations Court (937) 562-6235 - (8:00 am to 4:00 pm)

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: Bobbie Ward (937) 372-6941 ext. 234, GRADS Greene County Career Center

Parent Preparation Program


Miami Valley Women'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: Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: 954 N. Maple Ave, Fairborn, Ohio 45324 (Entrance is in the back of Parish Center at Mary Help of Christians Church)
Cost: FREE
Contact: (937) 879-3313 Diana Hobbs, Fairborn Network Coordinator
(937) 845-0403 Nikki Stefanow, Parenting Network Director 
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