Parent Leadership Training and Families First | La Familia Primero

The Collaboration for Early Childhood builds the capacity of families to be advocates for their children and strong voices in the community for needs within early childhood. The Collaboration supports parents to lead these efforts through train-the-trainer models and leadership skill building.


Parent Leadership Training: Using the Community Organizing and Family Issues model, the Collaboration for Early Childhood’s Parent Leadership Training program is a 7-week series that includes community visioning, leadership qualities, goal setting, and asking for and providing mutual support. The program is led by local parents and coaches participants to become leaders in their own community. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers can leverage leadership skills and tools to help them be their child’s first and most important teacher. Learn more here.

Families First | La Familia Primero is a parent-led group that was formed by parents in our community who completed the Parent Leadership Training and saw a need for a space where parents could come together and exchange knowledge and ideas. Supported by the Collaboration for Early Childhood, this group engages the community through new parent meet-ups, presence at community events, and Parent Circles. Parent Circles and workshops topics are chosen based on what parents and caregivers have shared are of interest and relevance to them. Some of the recent topics covered include teaching kids how to save money, time management, and social emotional learning.

Families First | La Familia Primero also provides supports for parents to help them promote their child’s development. Sign-up to receive the Family Engagement bilingual newsletter and see upcoming events (select “Resources for Parents 0-5 years old” when you sign up). You can also check out their Facebook Page or read their informational flyer. If you would like to get involved with Families First | La Familia Primero, email

Parents/Caregivers are their child's first and most important teacher! Reach out to us to get connected to resources and supports by completing the form below.