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Child Care Council of Suffolk works with many other agencies on Long Island to make parenting resources available to you. Below is a list of some of these programs. Please call us if you need more resources.
Family Service League has offices all over Suffolk County. Their Healthy Family goal is improve child health and growth, support better parent-child relationships, and improve the way a family functions on its own. Their parenting classes are in both English and Spanish. They also have court ordered classes. There is a program for grandparents or other guardians raising children.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Human Development Program has skill training and helps parents and others who work with children, youth and families. CCE offers classes at its Education Center on Griffing Avenue in Riverhead, at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank, and at different places all over Suffolk County.
Phone: 631-727-7850 ext 330
Adelphi University in Garden City, NY has a Parenting Center which provides education, resources and support to young and growing families. They have educational support groups for parents to go to with or without their children. These classes cover everything from single dads, juggling work and family, and how to handle the terrible twos.
Long Island Parenting Institute (LIPI) offers parenting classes to parents of children from infancy through teens. They offer many different classes on topics such as positive discipline, child development and effective communication. Some workshops are one session, others may be held weekly. They also hold court ordered parenting classes. Classes are held in EAC’s Ronkonkoma, Central Islip, Bay Shore and Hempstead offices.
Smithtown Parent Resource Center has a few different programs. They have court ordered parenting classes. The Parent Study Group is a group of six weekly classes for parents of children who wish to learn and talk about new ways of dealing with their family. They are designed around the needs of the parents in the group. Guiding Good Choices is an alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention program. The Incredible Years focuses on improving positive parenting skills.
Middle Country Public Library often has workshops on various topics of interest to parents.
Phone: 631-585-9393 ext. 262
The Long Island Visitation & Family Services, Inc. offers parenting education classes for parents of children ages 2-16. The classes satisfy court-ordered parenting needs.