Created by Mount Sinai Parenting Center, Sparks is a parent video series for parents of children from birth through 5 years of age. Sparks provides information to parents about safety, sleep, nutrition, parent-child bonding, development and growth. This information is available in Spanish as well. You can also sign up to receive these videos by text! Parents will receive automatic text updates with your next video link as your child grows.
Text SPARKS to (844) 650-1210
Provides child care and early learning information free of charge for parents and caregivers; and provide professional support to child care providers. They also offer year-round parenting classes for parents with kids of all ages throughout Central Ohio, provide information about choosing quality child care, help people who operate home-based childcare, and offer a family-focused kindergarten-readiness program.
78 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-0222 in English & Spanish or (855) 302-4453 Toll-free
(800) 750-0750 PTDD/Ohio Relay Service
Provides mentoring and education services to pregnant and teen moms in Franklin County. Some of the classes they offer include: shaken baby prevention presentation, pregnancy and child birth education. They also provide childcare, study help and have a mini boutique, stocked with infant and toddler clothing, diapers, blankets, bedding, small equipment and other necessities needed to care for little ones.
Whitehall Church of the Nazarene
Physical Address: 739 South Yearling Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
Mailing Address: PO Box 30241, Columbus, Ohio 43230
A community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization that works to empower African Americans and marginalized groups through economic, educational and social progress with programs, classes and services. Visit the website to learn more about the different programs that fall under these six categories:
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
Create an online account to access thousands of videos about parenting. A panel of experts including physicians, psychologists, neurologists and therapists can guide you from pregnancy through college with your child. A unique blog post allows parents to connect and discuss the videos and struggles they may be going through.
Provides weekly prenatal education and support programs for pregnant women. Free transportation to program sessions can be provided as well as free child care, food and incentives for attendance.
Free program for families where they can receive information about pregnancy health, women’s and infant health, infant growth and development, safety, nutrition, breastfeeding, immunizations, and safe sleep. Additionally, fathers/male partners can receive one-on-one case management and parenting education. The program allows participants to work with registered nurses, social workers, and community outreach workers and provides support and referrals to additional services (like medical coverage, WIC, etc.).
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Offers a range of free and low cost classes for children, teens, adults and parents of infants and kids of all ages and abilities. Find courses on everything from babysitting and parenting to CPR training, autism and diabetes. Example classes include:
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Family and Youth Law Center (Adoption Academy): familyyouthlaw.org/academy.php
Offers free classes for parents and caregivers of children 0 to 8 years old. Topics cover parenting concerns such as obedience, bedtime routines and shopping frustrations. It also helps parents manage behavior and prevent problems from happening in the first place. Triple P gives simple and practical strategies parents and caregivers can use to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.
(614) 355-8099 or (833) 594-5437 Toll-free