Parenting Education




Parenting Education Classes

Parenting classes teach parents positive parenting tools that help them raise children who are happy, healthy, compassionate, cooperative and responsible. These classes are offered throughout the year. They include parent-child activities, one-on-one coaching for parents, and in-class learning and support.

Classes are available in English and Spanish.

Attend and learn to:

Special Note

What you need to know:

To Register by Phone:

Contact Parenting Education at (574) 295-2277

To Register Online:

For English, click Here
For Spanish, click Here

Class Schedules


Class Schedule


2017 Classes - 3rd Qtr


8/21 - 10/30/17

5 p.m to 8 p.m.

Yellowcreek Mennonite Church
 64901 CR 11, Goshen, IN 46528


09/06 - 11/01/17

9 a.m to 12 p.m.

CAPS Joy Rose Center
  1000 W. Hively, Elkhart, IN 46517


09/14 - 11/16/17

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

CAPS Joy Rose Center
 1000 W. Hively Elkhart, IN 46517


10/12 - 12/14/17

5 p.m to 8 p.m

CAPS Joy Rose Center

1000 W. Hively, Elkhart, IN 46517


Parenting Education Short Series and Workshops

A variety of short series including one-time workshops and three- or five-week classes are offered throughout the year. These classes focus on specific aspects of family living. Subjects include: effects of discipline, learning through play, single parenting, ages and stages, getting your child ready to learn, and many more. Childcare is provided for some, but not all of these classes. Contact our Parenting Education office for registration information and details.


Successful Co-Parenting: High Conflict Resolution

Successful Co-Parenting: High Conflict Resolution series provides an opportunity to take an in-depth look at how to overcome obstacles and create strong families in a practical way. Participants find solutions to improve:

Facts about the class:

Register for Successful Co-Parenting online by clicking here. The next class begins Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Goal Driven Parenting Training for Professionals

Multi-day, comprehensive training is offered for front-line professionals who work with struggling parents. This training teaches professionals to effectively use and teach their clients positive parenting tools, help professionals respond more effectively to their clients' parenting struggles and have an increased knowledge, confidence and competence regarding these struggles. CEUs for mental health professionals are available. Please call 574-295-2277 for more information or to register for the next training.

Community Education

CAPS recognizes that parents receive benefits from good ideas and information, as well as support from other parents and people within their community. With this in mind, CAPS’s Community Education provides parenting education in locations where families have connections, like churches, libraries, jails, hospitals, schools, support groups, play groups … whatever venue can support CAPS’s 10-week Parenting classes, short series and childcare, in some cases.

Organizations can help CAPS’s efforts to provide parenting education within the Elkhart County community by scheduling classes at their locations. Organizations can choose on varied subjects. Seasoned instructors will help design these classes in collaboration with the host site, then coordinate the timing of the classes. Fees may apply.

For more information about upcoming classes and to schedule classes at your location, please call 574-295-2277 – ask for Parenting.