Project CUIDAR hosts free ‘Parenting the Young Child’ classes in Yucaipa beginning July 21


A six-week, 12-session series of parenting classes, “Parenting the Young Child,” will be offered by Cal State San Bernardino’s Project CUIDAR in the Yucaipa area beginning on Monday, July 21.CUIDAR_logo

The free classes — geared toward parents or caregivers of young children through 5 years old and scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. — are open to the public, but space is limited to 15-20 people. Parents may join until the second week of class.

Reservations are required, and may be made by calling the Project CUIDAR office at (909) 537-5945.

The classes, which will end on Aug. 28, will take place at Yucaipa Kindercare, 33788 Yucaipa Blvd. in Yucaipa.

Parents will learn new skills to help them raise their children, based on the most current research on positive child guidance and development, attachment and neurodevelopment. Class group leaders will facilitate discussions with parents that will help them with parenting goals, providing them with the tools they need to prepare children for their school-aged years.

In addition, a free Child Enrichment Group© is available for the children of participants during the classes. Project CUIDAR’s Child Enrichment Group© provides developmentally appropriate activities for children by its trained children’s staff, who are all CSUSB students.  A light meal will be provided.

Project CUIDAR, housed at Cal State San Bernardino’s Institute for Child Development and Family Relations, is a First 5-funded project that has been providing parent education classes to parents in San Bernardino County since July 2004.

The parenting workshops are co-sponsored by First 5 San Bernardino and the CSUSB Institute for Child Development and Family Relations.

For more information on the workshops or on Project CUIDAR, contact Laura Gonzalez-Rivera at or (909) 537-5945, or visit the project’s website and follow it on Facebook at Project CUIDAR of San Bernardino County and Twitter at @ProjectCUIDAR.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit