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  • Program Manager (Oak Park):
    Lorena Carranza (e-mail)

    Program hours:
    Mon, Tues, Thur 9:00am – 2:00pm
    Wednesday 3:00 – 8:00pm
    Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Program Manager (North Sac):
    Gabriela Lopez (e-mail)

    Program hours:
    Monday 3:00 - 7:00pm
    Tue, Wed, Thurs 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Mother-Baby 1

Volunteers stock shelving in the Mother-Baby program with formula, diapers and baby food.

Mother-Baby 2

Volunteer mentors sit down with parents to discuss any issues new parents may be facing and provide guidance along the way.

Parent Education

The Parent Education program is designed to engage expectant families, mothers, fathers or guardians with children 0 – 5 years in connecting with their children in an empathetic manner. 

We offer relevant courses addressing family and life issues that parents are facing today. Our goal is to support mothers and fathers in raising their children to the best of their ability by providing resources, skills and activities that will unite their families through love, compassion, structure, mutual understanding and fun.

Services offered through the Parent Education program include family and life courses and workshops, access to our Parent Resource Center, mentorship, incentives and special events. Classes include topics such as nurturing parenting, budgeting, health, nutrition, stress management, school readiness, father involvement groups, parent & child play groups and more. Our Parent Resource Center provides mothers, fathers and caregivers access to various parenting and educational books along with local community resources.

By participating in Parent Education classes mothers and fathers earn credits based on their attendance. These credits can then be exchanged for infant and toddler supplies such as diapers, baby food, clothing, accessories, toys and other children's items. To learn more, check out our Parent Education infographic. 

  • If you are interested in leading a donation drive for the Parent Education program, check out the most needed items at the bottom of the Donation Drive page.
  • If you are interested in volunteering for the Parent Education program, click here for information on volunteering.
  • If you are interested in attending a class to receive free goods and services, click here to see a calendar of upcoming classes.

Click here for an informational flyer.

ELIGIBILITY
Parent Education is open to expectant parents, parents and guardians of children 0-5 years of age living in the greater Sacramento area.

An orientation is required prior to participating in the program.

Please call (916) 313-7622 for current orientation dates and times. Families are invited to participate in courses at both SFBFS locations.

Please bring your photo ID, current proof address and birth certificate for all children ages 0-5 years old and/or your proof of pregnancy.