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Parenting and Early Childhood Programs

Directions for Youth & Families' parenting and early childhood programs focus on improving parenting, communication, and decision-making skills in order to prevent child abuse/neglect and improve school readiness. Specialized services also help teen parents cope with the challenges of child-rearing. Services are provided in homes and other convenient locations in the community.

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Positive Paths Parenting:
Parenting instruction that works to improve the quality of family life. Participants are charged for this course based on a sliding fee scale.
Ready, Set, Grow:
An in-home kindergarten readiness program that provides case management, parent education, and theme-based curricula to multi-need families with children ages 2-6. Staff work with both children and parents.
Teen Parent Connection:
Counseling, case management, parent education, and linkage with community resources are provided to young people ages 12-21 who are parenting or are in their 2nd or 3rd trimesters. Childbirth Education Classes are also offered free of charge.
Partners in Parenting:

DFYF and AFC are offering The Art of Positive Parenting (TAPP) classes for a limited time this year to those who are unable to afford fee-based classes and are experiencing at least one of the following:

  • Parenting separately due to divorce or separation
  • Single parenting
  • Working with the legal or child welfare systems
  • Teen parenting
  • Struggling with how to handle their child's behavioral challenges

Directions for Youth & Families' parenting and early childhood programs focus on improving parenting, communication, and decision-making skills in order to prevent child abuse/neglect and improve school readiness.

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MAIN OFFICE

1515 Indianola Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Map and Directions
(614) 294-2661
fax: (614) 294-3247

EAST OFFICE

3616 East Main St.
Whitehall, OH 43213
Map and Directions
(614) 251-0103
fax: (614) 251-1177

OHIO AVENUE CENTER

657 South Ohio Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
Map and Directions
(614) 258-8043
fax: (614) 258-8123

CRITTENTON CENTER

3840 Kimberly Parkway
Columbus, OH 43232
Map and Directions
(614) 694-0203
fax: (614) 694-0245

DELAWARE COUNTY OFFICE

39 W Winter St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Map and Directions
(740) 990-0254
fax: (740) 990-0255