Parenting in the modern world presents unique advantages and challenges that past generations experienced very differently. A global pandemic, financial instability, and increasing health and child care costs are just some of the larger social issues that parents, families and caregivers grapple with while raising children. In addition, racial, social, and health injustices, historical and systemic racism and other intersectional inequities further impact the lived experiences of today’s caregivers and their communities, which in turn influence childhood development and parenting practices.
But, families were never meant to do this alone! The parent and family education program prepares professionals to support, educate and build community for today’s parents and families as they navigate today’s changing world.
The parent and family education program is the only fully online program in the state of Minnesota and one of the leading parent and family education licensure programs in the nation.