Bringing Iowa Families Together


Group-based parent education programs are designed to provide support and education in a group setting, helping parents acquire skills needed to help their child reach developmental success. Such programs help parents gain knowledge and understanding of age appropriate behavior and expected developmental milestones. These organized meetings provide peer support and help parents enhance their children’s health and development through an evidence based curriculum.

Group-based parent education may include more than one session and take place over the course of a specific time frame. Eligibility for families enrolling in a group based parenting education program may vary across programs and areas. Please contact us at iafamilysupportnetwork@vnsia.org or at 1-888-425-4371 for more information and to find the program that will best fit your family.

Group Based Parent Education Sessions are designed to provide support and education, allowing parents to:

Content discussed in the groups is sensitive to parents’ needs. It varies based on parents’ learning style, education, and culture. Common topics include:

In addition to the services and organizations listed above, there are other group based parent education groups provided throughout the state. If you are a provider and would like to have your program listed, please contact Iowa Family Support Network.

 

Find contact information for Group-based parent education in your zip code/county

AEA 267

Parent Educator Coordinator
Family Educator Connection
3712 Cedar Heights Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 319-268-7609
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

AEA 267

Parent Coordinator
Family Educator Connection
9184 265th Street, Suite B
Clear Lake, IA 50428
Phone: 641-355-4242
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

AEA 267

Parent Coordinator
Family Educator Connection
909 South 12th Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: 641-844-2469
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Allen Memorial Hospital

Young Parents Together
233 Vold Drive
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319)274-6768
Fax: (319)226-2110
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016

Eastside Ministerial Alliance

A.S.S.E.T.S. (Achieving Self Sufficiency & Excellenece Through Support
205 Adams St.
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: 319-235-5580
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016

Grant Wood AEA

PEP Educator Partner
Parent-Educator Partnership
4401 6th St. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: 319-399-6719
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Grant Wood AEA

PEP Parent Partner
Parent-Educator Partnership
4401 6th St. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: 319-399-6702
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Great Prairie AEA

Parent Educator Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
3601 West Ave.
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: 319-385-9005
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Great Prairie AEA

Parent Educator Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
2814 N. Court St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641-682-8591
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Green Hills AEA

Educator Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
2600 South 9th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: 712-322-7354
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Green Hills AEA

Parent Educator
Parent and Educator Connection
2600 South 9th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: 712-623-2559
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Green Hills AEA

Parent Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
2600 South 9th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: 712-366-0503
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016

Heartland AEA

Parent Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
602 Visions Parkway
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 800-255-0405 X11261
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016

Heartland AEA

Parent Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
906 N. Grant Road, Suite 160
Carroll, IA 51401
Phone: 800-255-0405 X13305
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016

Heartland AEA

Parent Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
700 N. 4th Avenue E Suite 130
Newton, IA 50208
Phone: 800-255-0405 X14625
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016

Heartland AEA

Parent Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
511 S. 17th Street
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 800-255-0405 X12327
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016

Heartland AEA

Parent Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
115 W. Salem Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 800-255-0405 X16299
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016

Heartland AEA

Parent Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: 800-255-0405 X14493
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016

Heartland AEA

Lead Parent Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
1402 N. Lincoln
Knoxville, IA 50318
Phone: 800-255-0405 X17135
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016

Keystone AEA

Parent and Educator Coodinator
Parent and Educator Connection
2310 Chaney Rd.
Dubuque, IA 50021
Phone: 800-942-4668
Last Updated: Feb 9, 2016

Lucas County NEST

NEST
1711 Osceola Avenue Suite 103
Chariton, IA 50049
Phone: 641-774-8133 Ext 248
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015

Mississippi Bend AEA

Parent and Educator Facilitator
Parent and Educator Connection
1422 Hensen St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-263-8476
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016

Mississippi Bend AEA

Parent and Educator Facilitator
Parent and Educator Connection
729-21st Street
Bettendorf, IA 52761
Phone: 563-344-6287
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016

Mississippi Bend AEA

Parent and Educator Facilitator
Parent and Educator Connection
2001 Manufacturing Court
Clinton, IA 52732
Phone: 563-344-6287
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016

Northwest AEA

Parent Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
13842 4th Ave S.E.
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Phone: 800-572-5073
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016

Northwest AEA

Educator Coordinator
Parent and Educator Connection
1520 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51250
Phone: 800-352-9040
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016

Parenting Way Inc. in Boone County

Parent Education Class
803 Green St.
Central Christian Church
Boone, IA 50265
Phone: 515-255-9490
Phone: 515-460-9929
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2016

Siouxland Autism Society Support Group

Siouxland Autism Support Group
1520 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: 712-490-8939
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016

Van Buren County Hospital

Parents as Teachers Group Connections
308 Mulberry St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone: 319-239-6276
Fax: 319-293-6417
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2015

Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa

Classes run from August 2nd through September 2nd
Stork's Nest
1111 9th St. Suite 320
Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: 515-558-9950
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015

Building Families

Parent Connection
120 1st. Ave. NW Suite 14
Clarion, IA 50525
Phone: 515-602-6371
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Building Families

Parent Connection
120 1st. Ave. NW Suite 14
Clarion, IA 50525
Phone: 515-602-6371
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Charles City Community School District

Learning Connections
500 N Grand Ave
Charles City, IA 50616
Phone: 641-257-6500
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Charles City Community School District

Learning Connections
500 N Grand Ave
Charles City, IA 50616
Phone: 641-257-6500
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Children and Families of Iowa

Positive Solutions for Families
111 Ave O West
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 712-573-2193
Fax: 515-573-2798
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015

Children and Families of Iowa

Positive Solutions for Families
111 Ave O West
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 712-573-2193
Fax: 515-573-2798
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015

Children and Families of Iowa

Positive Solutions for Families
111 Ave O West
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 712-573-2193
Fax: 515-573-2798
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015

Children's Center for Therpay

Group Manatial
Phone: 319-351-5437
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Crittenton Resource Center

Crittenton Resource Center
814 Pierce St.
Suite 100
Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: 712-244-4321 x131
Last Updated: May 5, 2016

Dallas County Public Health

Maternal Child Health
902 Court St.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-993-3750
Fax: 515-465-2483
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Davis County Extension

NEST
402 E North St.
Bloomfield, IA 52537
Phone: 641-664-2730
Fax: 641-664-2730
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Families First

Love and Logic
210 University Street
Pella, IA 50219
Phone: 641-628-8331
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Family and Children's Council

Parent Connection
2051 Kibbel Ave
Waterloo, IA 50702
Phone: 319-234-7600
Fax: 319-236-3825
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2015

Family Resouces, Inc.

Parenting Inside and Out
2800 Eastern Ave Building F
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: 563-468-2176
Fax: 563-326-2013
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2015

First Resources

Helping Hands Nurturing Program
Phone: 641-919-0814
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

First Resources

Helping Hands Nurturing Program
Phone: 641-919-0814
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Genesis Health Systems: VNA and Hospice

Bright Beginnings: Scott county kids Nest Group Education
606 West Second Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: 563-421-5070
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Great Prairie AEA

Family PBIS
2814 N. Court St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641-682-8591
Fax: 641-682-9083
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2015

Iowa State Extension and Outreach

Buy Eat Live Healthy
1514 Isett Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761-4629
Phone: 563-263-5701
Fax: 563-263-5707
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015

Iowa State University Extension

Appanoose County NEST
501 N. 12th St. suite 4
Centerville, IA 52544
Phone: 641-856-3885
Fax: 641-856-3885
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Monroe

4 Counties for Kids Nest Program
219 B Ave West
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641-932-5612
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2015

ISU Extension-Dallas

Parenting Education
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-727-0656
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

ISU Extension - Linn County

Parent Education Consortium
383 Collins Road NE Suite 201 , IA
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: 319-377-9839
Fax: 319-377-0475
Parent Education Consortium
383 Collins Road NE Suite 201
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: 319-540-2426
Fax: 319-377-0475
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

ISU Extension- Scott

Parenting Successful Kids
875 Tanglefoot Lane
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone: 563-359-7577
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015

ISU Extension- Story

Nurtition Program
220 H Avenue
Nevada, IA 50201
Phone: 515-576-2119
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

ISU Extension- Taylor

Parenting Hand in Hand
609 Pollock Blvd.
Bedford, IA 50833
Phone: 712-523-2137
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2015

ISU Extension Wapello County

NEST
214 E. Main
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641-682-5491
Fax: 641-682-5148
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015

Jasper County Community Empowerment Area

Baby Building Blocks/Empowerment Program
26 Fore Seasons Dr.
Grinnell, IA 50112
Phone: 6419904729
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015

Lakes Regional Hospital

Best Care for Better Babies
1003 21st Street
Milford, IA 51351
Phone: 712-336-2682
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Learning Connections

St. Ansgar CSD
206 E. 8th St.
Anshar, IA 50472
Phone: 641-390-1890
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Linn County Public Health

Home Health Visitation Program
1240 26th Avenue Ct. SW
, 52404
Phone: 319-892-5780
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Lucas County Public Health

Nest Program
123 S. Grand Ave.
Chariton, IA 50049
Phone: 641-774-4312
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Lutheran Family Service of Nebraska

Nurturing Parenting Program
300 W. Broadway, Suite 7
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-242-1040
Fax: 712-242-0326
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Nurturing Parent Program
219 6th St, Ames
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-233-1677
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015

Muscatine Community Y

Family Program Services
1823 Logan P.O. Box 978
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-263-9996
Fax: 563-263-9946
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Muscatine Community YMCA

Mujeres Latinas and First Step Parent Group
1823 Logan St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-263-9996
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Neighborhood Centers of Jonhson County

Latino Family Support Group
2105 Broadway St.
Iowa City, IA 52244
Phone: 319-354-7989
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

NEST

Southwest Iowa Families
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

North Iowa Community Action

Parent Education
209 N Broadway P.O. Box 176
Manly, IA 50456
Phone: 641-454-3220
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

North Iowa Community Action

Parent Education
1190 Briarstone Dr
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: 641-423-7766
Fax: 641-423-7766
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

North Iowa Community Action

Parent Education
1190 Briarstone Dr
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: 641-423-7766
Fax: 641-423-7766
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Nurturing

Trinity Muscatine Public Health
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Operation Threshold

NEST
1707 First St E-3
Independence, IA 50644
Phone: 319-334-6081
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2015

Operation Threshold

NEST
1535 Lafayette
Waterloo, IA 50704
Phone: 319-292-1805
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2015

Operation Threshold

NEST
1606 G Ave
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Phone: 319-292-1805
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2015

Osceola Community Health Services

Best Care for Better Babies
115 Cedar Lane
Sibley, IA 51249
Phone: 712-754-4611
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Parenting Way INC.

Cares Nest
Located in the basement of the Evangelical Free Church
1407 Kate Shelley Road
Boone, IA 50036
Phone: 515-433-4893
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015

Sanford Home Health and Hospice Sheldon

Best Care for Better Babies
118 N 7th Ave
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: 712-324-6420
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Scott County Kids

Bright Beginnings:Universal Assessment
600 W 4th St
Davenport, IA 52801-1030
Phone: 563-326-8221 x8588
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health

VP of Community Services
Nurturing Parenting Program
201 East 11th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: 712-262-2922
Fax: 712-262-5114
Last Updated: Sep 1, 2016

Southwest Iowa Families

Nest Program
215 E Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: 712-542-3501
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Southwest Iowa Families

Nest Program
215 E Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: 712-542-3501
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Southwest Iowa Families

Nest Program
215 E Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: 712-542-3501
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Southwest Iowa Families

Welcome Baby
215 E. Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: 712-542-3501
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Southwest Iowa Families

Welcome Baby Post Partum
216 E. Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: 712-542-3502
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Spencer Hospital

Best Care for Better Babies
1200 1st Avenue East
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: 712-264-6451
Best Care for Better Babies
1200 1st Avenue East
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: 712-264-6451
Best Care for Better Babies
1200 1st Avenue East
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: 712-264-6451
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2015

St. Luke's Hospital

TIES
Unity Point Health 1026 A Ave. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: 319-558-4861
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Stork's Nest of Louisa Co

Stork's Nest
317 Van Buren St.
Wapello, IA 52653
Phone: 319-527-6378
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015

Tama County Public Health and Home Care

Nest Program
129 W. High Street
Toledo, IA 52342
Phone: 641-484-4788
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

The Nest Of Des Moines County

NEST
214 N 4th St # 2A
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: 319-753-3150
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Unity Point Health Allen Hospital

Together for Youth
233 Vold Dr.
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: 319-274-6768
Fax: 319-226-2110
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Young House Family Services

Keeping Families Intact
400 S. Broadway St.
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: 319-752-4000
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015

Youth and Shelter Services

Stork's Nest
125 S. 3rd.
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-233-3141 x4410
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015

YWCA of Black Hawk County

Parents Achieve Success with Support
425 Lafayette St.
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: 319-234-7589
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015