School-Based & Community Education

Parenting Collaborative

The Parenting Collaborative is a group-based parenting education program that is committed to reducing child abuse and maltreatment. Using the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting curriculum, our program staff have expertise in serving specialized populations such as incarcerated women, families in shelters and parents transitioning from drug treatment programs.

Program components include:

  • Group-based parenting education at locations across the city
  • Referrals to community resources
  • DHS approved certificate upon completion

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 Education Leading to Employment Career Training

Addressing teen parenting issues while the student is in school is vital for a number of reasons, most notably because it plays a significant role in preventing students from dropping out of school. In MCC’s School-Based Programs, young parents meet weekly or biweekly to explore pregnancy, parenting and methods to achieving self-sufficiency. We offer assistance with medical needs, food, clothing and even diapers and formula.

Education and Career Counseling

MCC’s Road to Independence program assists teen parents in their career development and placement. Our Career Specialist helps students assess their interests and skills, define objectives and plan for life after high school with the goal of securing stable employment at a living wage.

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  • Bucks County
  • 204 N West St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • 215-348-9770

Parenting Education

This program is a classroom excursion into teen pregnancy and parenting for middle and high school Health and Child Development classes. This is an action-oriented program that uses attention-grabbing tools, including the Empathy Belly Pregnancy Simulator:

The students will:

  • Understand physical and emotional effects of pregnancy and the dramatic challenges of parenting.
  • Examine how to make informed decisions
  • Learn about living with the consequences of their decisions
  • Learn how to counter the impact of peer and relationship pressures that can lead to poor decisions.

Building the Family

Building the Family (BTF) is a group-based parenting support program offered at six locations in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Parenting groups meet monthly in the evening and welcome pregnant and parenting families with children up to age 5. The groups focus on healthy child development and positive parenting practices, opportunities for families to engage in activities that promote positive parent-child interactions, and support to address parenting challenges and barriers. Each meeting provides critical information and education, vital social connections, and hands-on support to parents.

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  • Bucks County
  • 204 N West St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • 215-348-9770

Childbirth & Newborn
Care Classes


Focus on Motherhood, a one-day childbirth education program that prepares expectant parents for childbirth. This is a space to support each other. Partners and other family members or support people are welcome! This program is FREE.

The following are some of the topics covered in this program:

  • Healthy Pregnancy/Healthy Baby
  • Life Changes for Mom, Dad, and their Families
  • Labor and Birth
  • Important Role of the Support Person
  • Comfort Measures, including Breathing and Relaxation
  • Medications and Anesthesia
  • Newborn Care and Infant Feeding
  • Parenting Together, Future Plans
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  • Bucks County
  • 204 N West St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • 215-348-9770

Babysitting 101

Designed for 11-14 year girls and boys who are caring for siblings or neighbors, this 6-hour interactive program is a mix of hands-on activities, classroom participation, lecture and DVD taught by experienced and trained workshop facilitators and healthcare professionals.

The program includes child care and emergency basics such as:

  • First Aid and Safety (not including CPR certification)
  • Diapering
  • Age-Appropriate Play
  • Behavioral Challenges

And also covers business topics, including:

  • Marketing
  • Setting Pay Rate
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