Parenting Education Classes

All parenting classes, youth programs, and community education courses are facilitated by Prevention Services.


  • Space is limited, and registration will be first come / first served basis.
  • Print and mail in registration form (forms linked with classes) or email Millicent Brickle or call 804-768-7212.
  • Completed paperwork and payment due within three business days before scheduled start date, unless you have spoken to Millicent Brickle or class instructor.
  • Classes take place at various locations in Chesterfield. Seating is limited and preregistration required.

Class Fee

Fees for classes offered by Prevention Services are negotiable, except for Living Apart, Parenting Together, and The Business of Co-Parenting classes.


  • Payment is due prior to class.
  • Check or money orders should be made out to: Treasurer of Chesterfield County.
  • Cash and credit card payments can be done in person (by appointment only) with Millicent Brickle. Email Millicent Brickle to setup an appointment.
  • There will be a $50 return check fee (payable in check, money order, or cashier’s check).

Cancellation / Refunds

To receive a full refund, requests must be submitted one week prior to class. Allow eight weeks to process refund. Please note there are no refunds for “No Shows." You may email Millicent Brickle or call 804-768-7212 for a refund request.

  1. Parent Education
  2. Youth Programs 
  3. Community Education

Getting to Know Your Young Child (newborns through preschoolers) 

Mondays, September 10 - October 8 (4-5:30 p.m.)
The Rose Building, 6701 Mimms Loop (2nd floor), 23832 

Learn more about the basic needs of young children, learning through play, handling challenging behaviors, child development, and how to parent secure and confident children.

Class fee: $50 per family; registration form (PDF).
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Coping with Your Child’s Behavior: Preschool/Early Elementary Years 

Tuesdays, October 16 - November 27 (6:30-8 p.m.) 
Southside Church of the Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Rd., 23832  

Behaviorally focused class for parents combines short lectures, group discussions and demonstrations to teach the most effective strategies for handling typical preschool/early elementary behavior. The emphasis is on practical approaches.

Class fee: $50 per family; registration form (PDF).
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Active Parenting of Tweens and Teens 

Wednesdays, November 7 - December 12 (6:30-8 p.m.)
Central Library, 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd. 23832  

Designed for parents of middle schoolers (ages 10-15), emphasizes understanding teenage development, improving the parent-child relationship, reducing conflicts, and setting limits. The goal is to reduce stress and conflict between the child and the parent while promoting a well-adjusted adolescent. Participants have ample time for practicing skills and discussing their concerns. A parent-resource manual is provided.

Class fee: $50 per family; registration form (PDF).
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212

Living Apart. Parenting Together. (4-hour course) 

Mondays, Aug. 13 and 20 or Oct. 29 and Nov 5 (2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.) 
Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse, Public meeting room  

This two-session class, which is mandated under the Virginia code sections 16.1-278.15 and 20-103 focuses on how parents of children up to age 18 can assist their children when parents no longer live together.

Class fee: $50 per person; registration form (PDF).
Contact: Millicent Brickle, 804-768-7212