2016-17 Incredible Years Class Offerings:
IY Preschool (parents of ages 3-6): Siler City - English - Tuesdays 5:30pm for 16 weeks starts Sept. 6, 2016*
IY Preschool (3-6): Siler City - Spanish - Thursdays 5:30pm for 16 weeks - starts Sept. 8, 2016*
IY Preschool (3-6): Hillsborough - English - Thursdays 5:30pm for 16 weeks - starts Sept. 8, 2016*
IY Preschool (3-6): Hillsborough - Spanish - Mondays 9am for 14 weeks - starts Sept. 19, 2016
IY Preschool (3-6): Chapel Hill - English - Tuesdays 5:30pm for 16 weeks - starts February, 2017
IY Preschool (3-6): Chapel Hill - Spanish - Thursdays 5:30pm for 16 weeks - starts February, 2017
IY Toddler (9mos-2yr): Chapel Hill - English - January 2017 - dates TBD
IY Toddler (9mos-2yr): Chapel Hill - Spanish - January 2017 - dates TBD
IY Baby (birth-8mos): Chapel Hill - English - Wednesdays 9am for 10 weeks - starts Sept. 12, 2016
IY Baby (birth-8mos): Spanish - March 2017 - location & dates TBD
*Referral deadline for groups starting September 6 and 8 is August 28th, 2016.
About IY Preschool:
The course is free, and is for parents/caregivers of children 3 through 6 years old. Parents must be registered ahead of time and commit to attending the entire 14 or 16 week course. Classes meet once per week and include meals and high quality child care. Transportation within county is also available upon request. (Parents living in counties other than Orange and Chatham county ARE eligible to attend except for Hillsborough Spanish group.) Details about time and location of each group are included on attached flyers.
Incredible Years is an evidence-based curriculum, teaching specific relationship-based skills through discussion, role-plays, video vignettes, and weekly practice. Participants learn about child development and practice parenting strategies such as: prioritizing play with their children, offering praise and rewards for positive behavior, creating household rules and setting limits, and using positive discipline strategies.
Parents can refer themselves by calling or emailing, or be referred by a provider. Referral/intake sheet attached. Parents will be contacted by IY Leaders, and those who are an appropriate fit for classes will be notified and registered.
Who is a good fit?
The Incredible Years Parent Education program is a good fit for:
- Families and caregivers with children ages 3-6 years old (children who will turn 3 by class end date qualify)
- Parents who can commit to a 16 week course, and who are ready to build on their parenting skills
- Parents who are experiencing difficulty in disciplining their children for common behavior problems
- Parents who can participate respectfully in a group learning environment
-Families with children with special needs are welcome.
This program is not a good fit for parents who are in need of services for child maltreatment.
For more information or to refer contact:
Alexandra Morris, MSW
Programs Coordinator & Early Childhood Specialist
Alianza Latina Pro-Educación en Salud