Weather reminder: If Prince William County Schools close early or are closed due to inclement weather our parenting classes will be cancelled and will resume the following week.

 Parenting Classes for All Ages!

Young Children (birth to age 5)

School Age Children (ages 6 to 12)

Teenage Children (ages 13 and up)





Want to learn more about parenting?

The Prince William Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension offers Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) groups.  STEP is a six-week discussion group for parents and others who want to learn more effective ways to communicate and discipline. The class facilitator will use videos, a textbook and handouts to lead discussions on child development, communications skills, self-esteem issues and discipline.  
Classes are offered for two age groups (Parents of Young Children (birth to age 5) and Parents of School-Age Children (ages 6-12).  The cost to cover class materials is $40 for all six sessions per individual or couple. 

To Register

Click here to download the STEP Flyer listing class dates and Parenting Registration Form. All fees must accompany the registration form. Sorry we do not accept credit cards. Class registration closes at 1 p.m. on the first day of the class.  For more information leave a message at 703-792-6288 and your call will be returned.


Class Schedules (Classes meet from 7-9 p.m. unless otherwise noted) 


Upcoming Classes for Parents of Young Children (Ages birth to 5)  

  • Manassas: Wednesdays, May 20 to June 24, 2015 Sudley North
  • Woodbridge: Thursdays, May 21 to June 25, 2015, Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building

Upcoming Classes for Parents of School Age (Ages 6-12)

  • Manassas: Wednesdays, April 22 - May 27, 2015, Sudley North
  • Woodbridge: Wednesdays, April 22 - May 27, 2015, Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building

Upcoming Classes for Parenting Teens (Ages 13 and up), click here for schedule


Upcoming Parenting Classes in Spanish (for all ages)

Clases Preparacion Sistematica Para Educar Bien a los Hijos

  • Manassas: Thursdays, April 23 - 5/26, 2015 Sudley North
  • Woodbridge: Tuesdays, April 28 to June 2, 2015, Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Parent Education Program
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109
703-792-6288 - e-mail
Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6289/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120