First Five Years

What’s so great about this new program for parents of children from ages birth to 5?

Introducing comprehensive classes for parents of children from birth to age 5. The first five years of parenting! Active Parenting: First Five Years is the all-new revision of our popular 1,2,3,4 Parents parenting program.

Here’s what you’ll love about the Active Parenting: First Five Years program

  • Flexible design allows you to lead a class of 1, 3, or 4 sessions
  • Easy-to-read Parent’s Guide
  • Video available embedded in PowerPoint…or on DVDs—your choice!
  • A special session dedicated to school readiness and parent engagement
  • Evidence of effectiveness and research tools
  • Also available in Spanish

And, of course, the same effective Active Parenting method that has helped millions of families in the past 35 years!

More Information

The Active Parenting: First Five Years parenting program provides 1-4 sessions packed with the information new moms and dads need.

Implement your parenting class in 3-4 sessions — or hold a 1-session parent engagement workshop. With so many different kinds of parents, why should there be only one kind of class? Active Parenting: First Five Years is designed to make it easy for you to offer:

1. A comprehensive, 4-session parenting class offering an in-depth exploration of the concepts and additional topics
(Sessions I-IV, see below)

2. A 3-session class for core Active Parenting skills
(Sessions I-III, see below)

3. A 1-session unit on parent engagement skills to build school success
(Session IV only, below)

SESSION I – You and Your Child: Styles of parenting, ages and stages of development, building a bond with your child, the method of choice

SESSION II – Preventing Problems: Your child’s beautiful brain, using nonviolent discipline, the “A-C-T” of parenting

SESSION III – Encouraging Positive Behavior: The power of encouragement, choices and consequences, caring for the caregiver

SESSION IV – Preparing for School Success: 6 smart things parents can do to help young children get ready for school


First Five Years Jump Start (PPV)

Jump-start Package includes:

  • 1 Standard Program Kit with PP
  • 15 Parent Guide
  • 15 Key Point Magnet
  • 1 Parent Certificate (download)

SKU: APC1681

First Five Years Standard Kit PPV

Standard Program Kit includes:

  • 63 minutes of video on 1 PowerPoint with embedded video
  • 1 Leader’s Guide
  • 1 Sample Parent’s Guide
  • 1 sample Parent Certificate
  • 2 Course Announcement Posters
  • 1 Reproducible Flyer
  • 1 Key Points Magnet

SKU: APC4117

First Five Years Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn Program Kit includes:

  • Video 1: You & Your Child (23 min.)
  • Video 2: Preventing Problems (12 min.)
  • Video 3: Encouraging Positive Behavior (9 min.)
  • Video 4: Preparing Your Child for School Success (19 min.)
  • 1 Leader’s Guide
  • 1 sample Parent’s Guide
  • 1 sample Key Points Magnet
  • 1 sample Parent Completion Certificate
  • 2 Course Announcement Posters

While Supplies Last!

Out of Stock
SKU: APC1690

First Five Years Video Library (Set of 4)

Videos in the series:

  • You & Your Child (23 min.)
  • Preventing Problems (12 min.)
  • Encouraging Positive Behavior (9 min.)
  • Preparing Your Child for School Success (19 min.)

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First Five Years Leader Guide
The Active Parenting: First Five Years Leader’s Guide will take you step by step through the program and makes it easy to lead a parenting class.
SKU: APC1682


First Five Years Parent Guide
This easy-to-read parenting book provides vital information for parents of children ages 0 to 5. Quantity discounts available!
SKU: APC1683


First Five Years Key Points Magnet (Set of 5)
This brightly-colored 3″ x 5″ magnet is a great parent gift. Package of 5 magnets.
SKU: APC7157


First Five Years Certificate Download
Help parents show off their achievement with a certificate of completion at the end of the class. Printed packs are no longer available. This certi