Every parent is strong and supported.
Every child is thriving and resilient.
Every community benefits from the power of parents.
For more than 30 years, Families First has been a leader in providing parenting education across the Greater Boston area.
The organization was founded in 1988 with the goal of helping parents navigate the diverse challenges of raising children by providing research-based parenting education services. In 1998, Families First was incorporated as an independent Massachusetts nonprofit corporation.
Today, Families First provides Boston’s most comprehensive program for early childhood parenting education, family engagement, and parent leadership: the Power of Parenting program. This program offers parents 12 sessions of interactive, strengths-based parenting education that strengthens parents’ knowledge of child development and helps them build new skills to promote their children’s learning, confidence, and self-esteem. As a result of the Power of Parenting program, children gain a strong foundation for lifelong learning, well-being, and success.