UPDATE: We are still offering free individual parenting classes on the phone or through the use of a computer. 

Current waitlists – updated weekly

  • For parents with at least one child in the home between ages 0-5, there is a wait of 6 weeks. 
  • For parents with at least one child in the home between ages 6-11, there is a wait of 1-3 months. 

Wait times can vary depending on the home language of the parents and caregivers.

To contact the Strong Start team immediately, call 512.264.4100. Se habla español.

Strong Start empowers families through early childhood services and family support. The program is for parents of children 0-11 years of age who are seeking positive strategies to improve their kids’ behavior and reduce the stress of parenting. Respect, routines, expectations and consequences can be difficult for everyone in the family to follow. Our focus is on building successful and resilient children through strengthening the parent-child relationship and preserving families.

More Information:

Our education services can be delivered to parents in-home, in a convenient public location, or in a group setting. We use evidence-based curricula, and clients participating in parent education may have access to the following:

  • 1:1 positive social and emotional development lessons for a child between 3-5 years old
  • Mental health services, which include counseling and more specialized classes for parents
  • Crisis intervention services, including immediate needs assistance

Fatherhood Specialists are also available to support male caregivers with parent education.

For more information, contact 512.264.4100.

Or fill out our referral form here.