The first years of baby's life are never like we picture. Whether it is your first or fifth child, they all come with unique personalities and circumstances, and even the most seasoned parent can be thrown for a loop. That's why EPIC has programming just for those "incredible years"- so we can help navigate you from birth through preschool.
The aptly-named Incredible Years program is evidence-based and designed in two parts: Baby & Toddler and Preschool Basic. Baby & Toddler aims to promote emotional and social competence in both parents and children, as well as prevent and reduce aggression and emotional problems in the future. Preschool Basic is designed to strengthen family interactions and the ability to promote social, emotional, and language development. For children, it also helps build school readiness skills. 
Both Incredible Years programs are taking new participants, so click here to find out more!

In case you missed it:
  • Pathways to Character is an ongoing program created by teachers, to help children feel confident in their own selves and in how they relate to others. In this program, children learn the importance of trustworthiness, open-mindedness, fairness, citizenship, honesty, respect, self-reliance and caring.
  • Ready, Set, Read! accepts participants on a rolling basis - this literacy program is geared toward the whole family and taps into brain development, learning styles, vocabulary, comprehension and more.
  • Just For Teens kicked off early this month, with another session beginning March 1 - this program for pregnant and parenting teenagers focuses on support, not judgement, and builds their confidence and skills both as parents and individuals.
  • Triple P begins February 23 - this gentle parenting program covers topics like bedtime routines, hassle-free shopping, managing aggression and discipline strategies.
  • Monthly family engagement workshops covering topics like crisis & trauma, work/life balance and positive discipline. For a full schedule or to register, click here!
  • OneNY Safe Virtual Challenge: This is a year-long event by OneNY, where participants can commit to running, walking or biking anywhere from 31 to 2,021 miles throughout the year. This event is not only a great way to get outside safely and with purpose, but each registration can also support a charity or nonprofit of your choice. Team EPIC is off and running (literally and figuratively) so we hope you'll join us!

In gratitude,

Tara N. Burgess, Executive Director
and the entire EPIC team