SCAN's Parent Education Program
SCAN’s Parent Education Program provides direct support, education and resources to parents and caregivers across Northern Virginia. It is our belief that parent education and family support are key to the prevention of child abuse and neglect in our community.
> Parenting Classes
SCAN offers a series of classes in both English and Spanish using the Nurturing Parenting Program® curriculum that help families learn how to care for one another. In these classes, participants learn about child development, how to communicate physical and emotional needs, establishing routines for regular family activities, effective discipline methods, handling stress, and building family cohesion.
> Educational Parent Support Groups
A parent support group is a place where parents can share their daily parenting frustrations and triumphs in a supportive environment and learn new strategies from each other to deal with these challenges.
> Developmental Playgroups
Our developmental playgroups are focused on improving the lives of young children ages 0-5. The playgroups reach out to young families through songs, games and activities to ensure their children enter school prepared to take full advantage of the educational experience.
> Parenting Workshops
SCAN periodically offers parenting workshops at its educational parent support groups and developmental playgroups in an effort to link parents to a variety of community agencies and available resources as a way of providing ongoing support to families.