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Parenting Education Program


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The parenting education program provides high quality and up-to-date parenting information to those interested in learning more. This course teaches families nurturing behaviors and how these behaviors can work within their unique family environment.

The parenting education program is taught by a trained instructor certified in two curricula, nurturing parenting education and positive Indian parenting. Both curricula are used together, with open discussion and videos to provide the best learning environment possible.

Attendance of all sessions is required. No childcare is provided.


Apr 19, 2022 - Jun 2, 2022

multi-day event

Jul 12, 2022 - Sep 1, 2022

multi-day event

You Provide

  • Open enrollment


  • Free and available to anyone

Other Information

Nurturing Parenting Education
Nurturing parenting education is an internationally-recognized program to empower parents and enhance self-worth, empathy and discipline.

  • Primary curriculum
  • Evidence-based
  • Consists of 40 hours of class time over eight weeks
  • Pre- and post-assessments are given

Positive Indian Parenting
Positive Indian parenting draws on the strength of historic Native American childrearing patterns and blends traditional parenting values with modern skills. This curricula teaches the values of storytelling, cradleboards, harmony, lessons of nature, behavior management and the use of praise.

  • Secondary curriculum
  • Practice-based
  • Developed by National Indian Child Welfare Association

The Chickasaw Nation Himonaꞌ Program offers abstinence education training for youth and their family members, learn more here.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 310-7900

(580) 272-5554



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720 Colony Drive
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 310-7900

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810 Colony Drive
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 272-5550