Young Parents


We’re here to talk and learn about things that interest you, so you can be the best parent possible!

What is Young Parents?
Young Parents is a free, weekly information and support program for parents and expectant parents through 28 years of age. Free onsite childcare is provided for children through six years of age and children receive a balanced dinner in the nursery.

The first part of each parent meeting is spent eating dinner and visiting with other moms and dads with free dinner provided to the parents. Male and female program facilitators work one-on-one with the parents to help them with individual situations. The rest of the meeting is spent in group parent education with speakers and discussion.

Who can participate?
Any parent (moms or dads) or expecting parent from Warren County through the age of 28 is welcome.  Exceptions for those older than 28 will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How much does it cost?
There is no cost to the parents.  It is absolutely free!

When does Young Parents Meet?
Young Parents meets every Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 P.M.  We take a break and don’t meet the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, and Fourth of July.

Where does Young Parents Meet?
First United Methodist Church
307 West Ashland
Indianola, Iowa  50125
Young Parents  - Enter through the south door, go in the 2nd set of doors,  the nursery is on your left – parents meet down the hall to the left, in the Wesley room

Is dinner provided?
Dinner for both parents and children is provided free of charge.  Children enjoy a meal and beverage in the nursery provided by the nursery staff.  Parents dine together on meals provided by area restaurants; just bring your pop or other beverage–the rest is on us.

Is child care provided?
Free, onsite childcare
 is provided for children six years and under while their parents attend the parent meetings. Children receive a balanced dinner in the nursery. Caregivers read to the children and involve them in fun activities while parents attend the weekly meetings.

What if I have transportation problems?
Transportation my be available if arranged in advance.  If there are transportation difficulties, please discuss them with one of the facilitators.

How do I register?
Just call Cherie -360-0864, Roger – 249-1947, Aaron – 210-8256, or Joe - 238-4543 for more information.  You are also welcome to just “pop in” and join us any Tuesday evening.


        Young Parents is sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Warren County, a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, United Way of Central Iowa, and the First United Methodist Church. It is also supported by local restaurants and organizations, including: First Baptist Church, The Indianola Rotary Club; A&W; Dairy Queen; Funaros Deli; Hy-Vee; Sports Page; Subway;  Taco John’s; Jimmy John’s; Pizza Ranch; Cal’s; Taco Bell.

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