Great Beginnings for Families

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County will be offering Great Beginnings for Families, a five week skills-building program for parents of newborns through preschoolers beginning in February.
Parents who attend Great Beginnings can expect to learn how to effectively administer positive discipline while helping their young cope with anger and conflict. Encouraging learning through play and helping the child grow and develop is also a key part of this workshop series.
“This class was enlightening and very beneficial to me,” shared a past Dallas County participant. “Being a good parent is what I have to do for the rest of my life. Quite frankly, no other job or task is more important. This class encouraged me to take a look at myself and evaluate the skills I have, and to also learn new skills to help me be the dad I have to be for my kids.”
Great Beginnings for Families will take place Tuesdays, April 4 through May 2 from 10:30 am. to 11:45 am at Waukee YMCA. You do not have to be a YMCA member to attend.  This class is $10.00 and child care is also provided for free. Register by stopping at the YMCA (210 N Warrior Lane) or by calling (515) 987-9996 contacting Extension Educator Lisa Mickelson at (515) 993-4281 or

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