COS Parent Coaching Program

The Circle of Security parent coaching program is a user-friendly parent education program that helps parents better understand the needs of their children ages 0-5 years. The program is based on years of attachment research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Classes stress the importance of parents forming secure attachments with their children by focusing on the caregiver and child interactions; being responsive to their child’s needs; and reflecting on their parental strengths and challenges. The series aims to help parents and caregivers share the best of themselves with their young children.

In group-based sessions, parents learn how to:

  • Better understand and respond to their child’s emotional needs
  • Help their child manage his or her feelings and behaviors
  • Help build a stronger relationship with their child
  • How to support their child’s growth and development so they live up to their potential

The parent coaching program is a series of eight 90 minute sessions. All participants receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series.

Eligibility and How To Enroll

Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 who live in the Bronx and Harlem are eligible to enroll.

Classes are held in the Bronx and Harlem at a number of settings, including Early Head Start programs, Community Centers, WIC Centers and other community based organizations. Classes are available in English or in Spanish.

To register for a class or host a class start at your organization, contact the COS Parent Coaching Department at 646.532.3545 or

To download the Circle of Security Parenting Series pdf in Spanish, click here.

To download the Circle of Security Parenting Series pdf in Englishclick here.