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Nurturing Families Program

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The Nurturing Families Program is a partnership between Akron Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares that is designed to provide families with the skills needed to make good, healthy lifestyle choices. 

The main focus of the program is to meet the needs of children, ages birth to 5, by helping families with parent-child bonding and teaching caring, nurturing skills.

The program focuses on:

  • Stress skills
  • Resources for support systems
  • Child development and parenting skills
  • Knowledge and confidence
  • Social and emotional skills
  • Healthy parent-child bonds

The program has in-home skill building and community group classes:

Home-Based Program

Trained specialists conduct monthly sessions in-home, until the child is one year old, where they talk with parents about parenting skills, nurturing attachment activities, discipline techniques and more. The home-based program lets the family learn and use the skills in the comfort of their home.

Community-Based Program

During this 10-week program, 10, small group classes are offered in community locations where parents learn from the questions and issues other parents bring to the group. Children are welcome to attend. Meals and childcare are offered.

Families with children ages birth to 5 years who stay in the program will also get gift cards, books and toys.

For more information call:

Ameeca Holmes
330-543-0736
Aholmes2@akronchildrens.org