Parenting Class

Please note we will update our Fall 2020 programs as soon as they are finalized.


As part of its efforts to strengthen families, the Y offers an effective, seven-session parenting program using Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P), which is a research-proven curriculum that teaches valuable methods to improve communication among family members and reduce conflict.

Key topics include Understanding Yourself and Your Child, Understanding Beliefs and Feelings, Encouraging Your Child and Yourself, Listening and Talking to Your Child, Helping Children Learn to Cooperate, Discipline that Makes Sense and Choosing Your Approach.

Healthy snacks provided.


Each session is seven weeks long with a total of 14 hours class time.

Classes are held on Tuesdays (6:30-8:30 PM). Call 793-3878 for session dates.


Taught by a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor and NYS Certified School Counselor; with over two decades of experience as a professional counselor and parenting class facilitator.

Kids Corner:

Free Child watch available – reservations required.

Call 518-761-5637 each week on Mondays when Kids’ Corner is open: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:55 PM - 8:00 PM.