Parent Education & Family Support Programs

Through our Parenting Education and Family Support (PEFS) programs, we help families learn about and implement child-rearing practices that strengthen parent-child bonds, foster healthy child development, enhance a child's readiness for school, and decrease the risk for abuse or neglect. 

Our parenting education classes use the evidence-based Incredible Years and Parenting Journey curricula, which are designed to promote children's academic, social, and emotional competencies, and a parent's ability to support that goal. Parenting classes are offered free of charge as a service to the community. 

We also offer multiple parent support groups, which are taught in English, Spanish, and Khmer to parents in Lynn and Chelsea. These groups help combat social isolation, connect parents to community resources, and emphasize peer learning and peer leadership. Workshops are offered on health, parenting, and life skills topics such as nutrition, health insurance, dental care, post-partum depression, and financial literacy. 

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, both parent support groups and classes are taught via ZOOM at this time. Once in-person activities resume, child care will be available during parenting classes upon request. Call 781-598-5517 ext. 221 to register for an upcoming class.


111 North Common Street

Lynn, MA 01902 

(781) 598-5517 



9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Except holidays


95 Fourth Street

Chelsea, MA 02150

(617) 409-9360


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