The Kennebec Valley Community Action Program will offer the following classes for the 2017 winter/spring season in Kennebec County.

The First Five Years

In this series of four classes participants can learn discipline methods that work, how to prevent tantrums, establishing routines to make life easier, and much more. This class is designed for parents of children from birth-age 5.

Classes will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25, at KVCAP in Waterville.

Cooperative Parenting & Divorce

This eight-session, video-based program can give divorcing or separating parents the power to make positive changes that shield their children from parental conflict, and guides them into establishing a long-term relationship of healthy communication with the child’s other parent.

Classes will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7 and 14. at Cony High School in Augusta.

Active Parenting Now

Participants can learn how with this six-session video and discussion program for parents and care providers of children ages 5-12. This program is designed to help raise responsible children by using effective discipline techniques and encouragement skills.

Classes will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10, at Messalonskee High School in Oakland.

Nurturing Fathers

This 13-session program is tailored to meet the needs and learning styles of any male parenting a child. The class focuses on and explains: the roots of fathering, nurturing children and self, positive discipline methods, managing anger and resolving conflict, teamwork with partner, balancing work and fathering, and more.

Classes will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursday, Feb. 2, 6, 9, 13, 23, 27, March 2, 6, 9, 13, and 16, at the Buker Center in Augusta.

All classes are free, pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call 859-1580 or 859-1514, or visit

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