The Children First Parenting Education Curriculum

Children First licensees Information 

Children First pioneered the first curriculum for divorcing parents in the country.  It began licensing providers by court district to use the curriculum video and Moderator’s Guide in 1988.  Participants will learn how to ease the divorce/separation process for their children. The most recent curriculum was revised in 2017.   A four-hour curriculum with two accompanying DVD’s is available for licensees.  If interested in becoming a licensed provider please download our CFF License Agreement.

St. Clair County and Madison County, Illinois

Classes for the four-hour Children First Program in St. Clair and Madison counties are conducted by the Children First Foundation. A certificate is presented at the completion of the four hour curriculum to each participant.  Parents may not take the classes together. Locations and times are listed below:

Children First Foundation Administrative Office

1909 Dublin Blvd, Suite B, Belleville, IL  62221

Phone: 618-236-2099

Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or

Second Friday of each month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the

Madison County Kids Corner

101 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River, IL 62095

Phone: 618.251-6214

Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or

First Friday of each month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Looking for a class to attend in your area?  Download our list of licensed providers.

Parenting Education Internet Class

The Children First Foundation, Inc. Parenting Education Internet Class  has been created specifically for those parents that are unable to attend live classroom instruction.

At registration you will create your own login and password (once your credit card is accepted).  You can return to the site to take the class in segments if you keep the login/password.

Go to to access the class.