Head Start Community
Active Relationships Center is proud to have been working with Head Start organizations for nearly a decade. Through ARC’s programs families and marriages have seen astounding results. ARC knows that a better society begins with our nation’s children, and children’s well-being depends on the principles, life skills, and happiness of their parents. It is for that reason that we have several programs, including one just for Head Start parents. We also have a program for entire families (ages 3+) who want to learn together! For Head Start references, feel free to call us!
ARC’s Military History
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“The SMART card and POWER card are very effective tools.”
“The materials provided are strong tools to enhance a couple’s life and influence their children.”
“Extremely helpful and family-oriented.”
“Everything that was taught was done in an easy to absorb manner.”
“It was a wonderful experience. I learned so much more than I expected. I will use my new knowledge to help with future goals.”
“These skills will be passed down to our children.”
“Everything I learned here will benefit my family.”
“It saved our marriage.”
“I plan to use these skills on a daily basis.”
Hosting a Training at Your Site
Bringing an Active Relationships Master Trainer to your military installation is easy! We offer a variety of different training formats, including retreats and professional certification trainings. Simply call ARC’s main office, tell us what training you are interested in having at your site and ask for a proposal. We are happy to offer a variety of different types of trainings, retreats, and a combination of both.
The following are options that are commonly requested:
*Scheduling multiple retreats or professional trainings may be eligible for discounted rates.
If you are unable to bring Active Relationships to your site, distance education may be for you. One Certification Out of a Box (COOB) can be used to train up to ten members of your staff and is extremely cost effective for those on a tight budget (please contact our main office for details on coaching protocols and limitations to this agreement). Professional Training Kits for each curriculum contain:
Each person trained through the DVD series must complete and submit a certification essay to ARC within a prescribed time window. Upon receipt of the essays your staff submits, an ARC Master Trainer will contact you to schedule a coaching call for your team. Once this process is completed, ARC will send Facilitators their certificates of completion and they will be immediately eligible to purchase participant materials and begin presenting classes.
Spanish Head Start
Each year, thousands of children benefit from Head Start programs across the United States. Children learn and develop the early skills they need to be successful in areas like reading and math. Active Relationships Center is committed to supporting families and to support the diverse populations that utilize Head Start programs. We have several programs that have been translated into Spanish and have been used successfully by the Hispanic community across the United States. Some examples are:
Adultos Activos (Active Adults) is a program that can be utilized with parents who have one or more of their children enrolled in Head Start programs.
Familias Activas (Active Families) is a program to be used with the entire family! It is a great way to engage parents and children while learning new life skills, playing games, and enjoying family bonding activities.
Fathers & Children
Getting Dads involved is not always the easiest task to accomplish- sometimes Dads just don’t know where to start! ARC’s curricula, such as Active Adults and Active Families, help Dads to learn important information to help them be better Dads, how to stay connected with their kids, and how to manage difficult situations. At Active Relationships we have created programs that give Dads tips and tools to foster healthy relationships in a fun yet practical manner!
We have two options for Dads:
One option is an adults only class that is full of interesting information about personality types and skills for communication, compassion, forgiveness, resolving issues respectfully, and even skills for having fun! This class is called Active Adults and it will equip fathers with the skills to foster strong, healthy relationships. This program emphasizes the importance of integrity and stability to create a positive environment for fathers and children. Active Adults books also come with a special book Especially For Fathers (at no additional charge), so be sure to tell our office when you order that yours is a class FOR DADS!
The second option, Active Families involves dads and children TOGETHER in class! Lots of learning, lots of games, lots of building great memories and strong connections. It is for fathers and youth from ages four and up. The Active Families program is a great way to build a better, more meaningful relationship between fathers and their children. Using the Active Families program, fathers will play, laugh, and learn valuable skills with their children. Take a look at this quick video to see our Active Families program in action!
Mothers & Children
Mothers are a very important part of their children’s lives. Also, motherhood can be challenging and stressful sometimes!
We have two options for Moms:
The first option, the Active Families Program involves Moms and children age four and up TOGETHER in class! This program can improve the relationship of mothers with their children. Attending our Active Families program reinforces family values and can improve the relationship of mothers with their children. Together they will learn valuable life skills through fun games and activities, together!
The second option is a class for adults only, called Active Adults,that is full of interesting information, Interesting and useful, this course is for building strong and healthy parent-child relationships. Mothers can add tools to their life skills set and will practice new methods that help create and maintain a better relationship with their children.
We have two options for caregivers:
One is a class just for adults that is full of interesting information about personality types and also full of skills for communication, compassion, forgiveness, resolving issues respectfully with peace, and even skills for having fun! This class is called Active Adults. You can share your class with Dads or Moms or have a class just for caregivers. You qualify for all!
The second option, Active Families, involves caregivers and children TOGETHER in class! Lots of learning, lots of games, lots of building great memories and strong connections. It is for caregivers and youth from ages three and up. Take a look at this quick video to see our Active Families program in action!
The key to the Active Families program is that mothers, fathers, caregivers and children (or any combination) attend the Active Families program together! During the program they learn how to create better relationships within their family .
For adults who wish to attend a course solo or as a couple, we offer a great program called Active Adults. This program is for anyone who wishes to improve emotional and relationship skills to more easily overcome the many obstacles and difficulties that life presents.