Wonderful ONES® is a developmentally based curriculum designed for healthcare systems, community colleges and other organizations that wish to offer in-depth parenting education to the universal population of parents of children ages 12-23 months.
Wonderful ONEs® is the second curriculum in the Parenting: The First Three Years® series. Wonderful ONEs® is evidence-based and research-informed, designed for a universal population of parents of children ages 12-23. Focusing on the promotion of knowledge of child development the curriculum provides the opportunity to unify parents of children ages 12 -23 months old to promote mutual support and reduce parent isolation – a key protective factor in child abuse prevention.
Designed by parenting educators for parenting educators, Wonderful ONEs®' facilitated approach to parenting education helps parents achieve their goals for their families and respects the diversity of those goals. Parenting educators give the program high marks for its ease-of-use.
Wonderful ONEs® is designed to utilize a group dialogue methodology which respects the skills of the parenting educator, empowers families and can be adapted to suit a wide range of environments and populations to improve outcomes. The parenting educator acts as a guide to help families discover unrealized parenting knowledge. This approach raises the confidence of parents as they discover that they already possess the capabilities necessary to achieve their family goals.
Wonderful ONEs® addresses key topics including:
- Communication, emotions and brain development
- Routines, prevention and providing positive discipline
- Parental self-care
The discussion-focused sessions are straightforward and comprehensive, enabling the implementation of the program without a training requirement; however, extensive facilitator training is available through Parenting Now and is highly beneficial for even the most experienced parenting educator.
Wonderful ONEs® is group-based. Its curriculum is modularized into 10 sessions, contained within separate facilitator booklets. This enables organizations to support multiple groups using a single set of materials.
Each session’s module booklet is formatted with icons that guide the parenting educator, identify key concepts and session agendas, and provide supply lists. Reproducible parent handouts are provided, along with forms for collecting feedback, etc. The curriculum comes with videos on DVD that act as conversation starters to enhance discussion and meeting flow.