Free classes help parents, childcare providers with raising children


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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Parenting is one of the toughest and most important roles a person can play. There is a group in Huntsville that wants to equip parents and guardians with resources to better help them raise children.

According Rocket City Mom’s website, United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley, Inc. are offering free Parenting Enhancement with a Purpose classes both at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and the Madison Public Library. The classes are offered on different days, different times and different locations for better accommodation.

Parents and childcare providers may attend classes at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Those dates include July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28.

The classes are also offered at the Madison Public Library on July 11 at 11:00 a.m., July 12 at 11:30 a.m., July 25 at 11:00 a.m., and July 26 at 10:30 a.m. All classes are taking place in the library’s Meeting room.

The classes are available to all parents, guardians, babysitters, and childcare providers. To schedule a free class, contact Kendall Hampton with UCP Huntsville. Hampton’s contact information is (256)852-5600 or by email at