Parenting Educator Network

Appalachian Promise Alliance   Parenting Educator Network

“I love these meetings!” K.P.

The Parenting Educator Network:

  • Increases access to existing parenting education and support resources;
  • Identifies and addresses gaps;
  • Advocates the benefits of parenting education; and
  • Helps educators complement and grow services.

Training Opportunities

Do you work with parents or plan to? Train with us! Training June 2024 Wednesdays 8:30 - 12:30. Apply now! Attached at the Heart Parenting Program. Raising Connected and Compassionate Children. CEUs available. 20 hours live-online. Professional Network. Research-based content.

Attached at the Heart Parenting Program:
Educator Training

Wednesdays at 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Running June 2024
Be trained to become an instructor!
Sessions are held online

The Promise Network

Find Parenting Educator Network updates, ideas, and information on our online community, The Promise Network, available via web browser or the Mighty Networks app. Join us there today!

Monthly Meet-Up for Parenting Educators

Join us online the 3rd Thursday of each month at noon to:

  • Share activities and impact to demonstrate the value and importance of parenting education;
  • Connect, learn and share; and
  • Engage best practices to better serve families.

Signup to receive the monthly link!

Parenting Sweet Monthly Newsletter

Our monthly e-news features regional activities for children of all ages and their parents and caregivers, and is a great resource to share with your families.

Send information to be included in upcoming issues to

Facebook Group

Join the Appalachian Promise Alliance Parenting Education Network Facebook Group where you can share events and information.

Browse Parenting Programs

Browse parenting programs throughout the region, available online and in-person.
Once opened, our database can be filtered to search area parenting/caregiver programs by Child Age, Location, Dates, Online versus In-person, Free versus Cost, Provider, Support versus Class, and more.

Unsure where to start? Try selecting one of the categories below.

Free and Low Cost
Expecting and Newborns
Parenting Preschoolers
Online Class or Group
Teens Parenting
Evening Classes

Meet the Parenting Educator Network Team

Samantha Gray

Samantha Gray

Parenting Program Coordinator

Samantha Gray is our coordinator for Appalachian Promise Alliance’s Parenting Education Network and the former Executive Director of Nurturings. She served on the Appalachian Promise Alliance Board of Directors for 15 years and is passionate about helping parents and children flourish with community support and evidenced-informed understanding and practices. Samantha has worked as a parenting educator for 22 years and has worked with youth and parents for even longer. She is certified in the Nurturing Parenting Program, Crianza Con Carino, Attached at the Heart Parenting Education Program, Guiding Good Choices, Supporting School Success, Lifeskills, an accredited La Leche League Leader, completed Postpartum Support International Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders training, and a certified babywearing consultant with the Center for Babywearing Studies. She holds an MA in International Development, with a focus in Communication for Development, from The George Washington University, and is a member of the National Parenting Education Network.
Lily Royston

Lily Royston

Parenting Program Manager

Newly married and recently graduated, Elizabeth “Lily” Royston is looking to make a mark on her hometown region. Lily has a lifelong passion for people, especially youth and children, finding joy in making connections and fostering care into the hearts of others. She is always looking for new perspectives and a better understanding of the world around her. Joining our team with a B.A. in Media and Mass Communications, she hopes to help our Parenting Program grow to new depths and reach more people.

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