The free parenting courses offered at Project Self-Sufficiency during February have been rescheduled, announced the agency.  Courses will be offered for families of all shapes and sizes; parents are invited to learn about the different stages of physical and emotional development during childhood, as well as techniques for positive discipline and improved communication.  The sessions are free and open to the public; childcare will be provided.   With the exception of the Mothers in Recovery course, all classes will be held at Project Self-Sufficiency from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The agency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.  Advance registration is required.


Classes for Mothers in Recovery will be offered at Sunrise House on Thursdays, February 13th – May 1st.  Sunrise House is located at 37 Sunset Inn Road in Lafayette.

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Parents of infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children and parents of school-aged children are invited to attend separate classes on Tuesdays, February 25th – May 13th.


Classes for expectant parents will be offered on Wednesdays, February 26th – April 30th.


Project Self-Sufficiency is a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey.  The agency’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of holistic, respectful, and comprehensive services enabling low-income single parents, teen parents, two-parent families, and displaced homemakers to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency, family stability, and to improve their lives and the lives of their children.  Since 1986 Project Self-Sufficiency has served more than 19,500 families, including more than 30,000 children. 


To register for the free parenting workshops, to discuss your parenting needs, or to find out more about other programs and services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500, or visit