Parent Education

Program Description

Classes available in three areas including parent/child learning, where adults attend class with children from newborn to age five; effective parenting, which are court-ordered classes; and family communication classes to promote and improve interpersonal relationships between parents and children.

Parent Education Program SLOs

  • To give parents and caregivers the tools, resources, knowledge, community, and guided practice to calmly navigate the emotional, physical and financial stressors of raising a child in the 21st century.
  • To examine curriculum that models ethical practices with children, families, colleagues and communities.
  • Students will learn how to communicate with individuals that maybe from different socio, cultural, racial, ethnic, or other background from themselves.
  • To provide parents with the processes necessary to understand child growth and development and examine practices that respect and support inclusion.
  • Develop/enhance interpersonal skills of communication; listening, cooperative co-creation in an age, gender, disability, and racially diverse environment.

Program Dean 

Carol Wilkinson

North City Mesa College Campus

7350 Armstrong Place San Diego, CA 92111
P: 618-388-1800
F: 858-627-2563

Program Chair

Laurie Mikolaycik
P: 619-388-1800
F: 858-627-2563

Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college.