Free Parenting Classes For Northern Virginia Families 

November 3, 2023

Parenting Classes That Help Build Stronger Families

Scan of Northern Virginia offers free parenting classes and one-on-one support programs that help build stronger families. Our carefully designed classes foster stronger bonds within families, empowering parents and caregivers to embark on a transformative journey together.

By referring families to one of our programs, they’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with our team of parenting coaches and family experts, gaining invaluable insights and skills that enable them to effectively navigate the challenges of family life. In our classes, they will learn to manage family stressors, engage in meaningful and constructive dialogues with their children and teenagers, and learn how to provide unwavering support for their children throughout every phase of their growth and development.

All of our courses fulfill court-ordered parenting class mandates. Caregivers must complete all sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Classes are available in English and Spanish and typically run for several weeks. View our class catalog, and complete a referral form to refer a family to the program. Once the form is completed, our team will be in touch!


Scan of Northern Virginia’s Free Parenting Classes

SCAN offers the following free parenting classes to all residents of Alexandria County, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, and Loudoun County.

Circle of Security® Parenting Course

Circle of Security Free Parenting Classes8-week course for caregivers with children ages 0-5

At times, even the most confident parents can find themselves in situations where they feel uncertain or lost in understanding their child’s needs and emotions. The Circle of Security® program offers a transformative solution to this common parenting challenge. By participating in this comprehensive and evidence-based program, you’ll gain the invaluable insight and skills needed to not only decipher but also respond effectively to your child’s true emotional needs.

Circle of Security® is thoughtfully designed to empower parents and caregivers to create stronger and more secure relationships with their children. It does so by delving deep into the intricate world of child psychology and attachment theory. This program will equip you with a profound understanding of your child’s emotions, teaching you how to recognize and interpret their cues and signals.


Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families Class

7-week course for caregivers with children ages 10-14

The tween and teen years can be some of the most challenging and transformative phases in a child’s life. Adolescents navigate the complex terrain of puberty, grapple with issues like bullying and peer pressure, all while trying to discover their own identity and place in the world. Because of the unique challenges this age group faces, SCANVA has designed a program that provides support and guidance to both parents and their elementary or middle schoolers.

Our program isn’t just about addressing the challenges of adolescence; it’s about equipping both parents and their tweens and teens with practical tools and effective communication skills that will serve them well throughout life. This is accomplished by building communication skills and strengthening bonds through fun games, projects, and discussions. The result is families leaving our classes not only feeling better connected to each other but also with a better understanding of each other.

Family Coaching

Family Coaching Class12-week course for caregivers with children of all ages

If your family is seeking a personalized approach to address a specific challenge or is in need of more flexible scheduling, our dedicated family coaches are readily available to provide tailored support. Our family coaching program offers a comprehensive 12-week journey where families have the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with a skilled and empathetic coach.

This program is designed to empower families by addressing their specific needs and objectives. Your family and your coach collaborate closely to identify individualized goals that are relevant to your family’s circumstances. These goals serve as the foundation upon which a targeted and actionable family plan can be crafted.