National Parenting Education Network (NPEN) is a professional organization for educators who provide parenting education as a primary part of their work. Our members include parenting education professionals, researchers, program administrators, and others striving to build the field of parenting education.
NPEN is a national organization with local, state, and national resources and support networks.
NPEN seeks to represent the interests and needs of the many professionals, paraprofessionals and volunteers who serve as parenting educators. Through the organization, we seek to increase recognition and catalyze growth in the field of parenting education.
NPEN believes one goals of parenting education should be to provide access to parenting education resources for all parents. We recognize that parenting educators are embedded in a variety of organizations and fields, all of which are important to supporting parents. We embrace the principles of embeddedness and inclusivity.
NPEN membership is open to anyone in the field of parenting education who supports the principles of NPEN. Visit our Membership page for more information.
NPEN is working on many issues and projects that could use your help, expertise, and organizational affiliation. First and foremost, NPEN needs you to become active in the issue or project that is closest to your heart. There are a number of opportunities for your active involvement in NPEN Committee work.
Yes, there are opportunities to connect with other members and to share resources and training activities through the forum and website.
NPEN also offers webinars specifically for parenting education professionals (rather than parents), focusing on topics related to the work of supporting families.
The cost for individual membership is $50 per year and organizational membership is $200 per year. Visit our Membership page for more information.