Level 1 – Introductory Parenting Class


Thank you for visiting Parenting After Divorce – Denver, your trusted source for co-parenting education since 1993.  Due to the current public health emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have chosen to suspend registration for all of our in-person Level 1 co-parenting classes.  Previously scheduled classes from March 15th, 2020 onward have also been canceled at least through May 30th, 2020.  We are closely monitoring the situation and hope to resume in-person classes as soon as possible after June 1st, 2020.

In the meantime, we encourage you to register and complete our online Level 1 class as an alternative to attending an in-person class.  You can register for our online class here. If your case is being adjudicated in Arapahoe county, we have confirmed with the county that they will accept completion of our online class versus an in-person class without needing a waiver through May 30th, 2020.

For any individuals needing a fee reduction to participate in our online class, please be aware that we follow the Colorado State indigent standards in determining who qualifies for a fee reduction.  If you require a reduced fee and believe you would qualify, please contact our main office at parentingafterdivorce@gmail.com or 303-329-9942 and we will help you through that process.

For any individuals who have already registered for an in-person class, we are happy to cancel your registration and refund any fees you have already paid.  We also encourage you to register for our online class here. Please contact our main office at parentingafterdivorce@gmail.com or 303-329-9942 to make a cancelation and refund request.

In these trying times we hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy despite the changes you are all going through.  We also encourage you to stay connected, even if only through technology, to your networks of support.



An Introductory Class

This is a single session, four hour class which meets the requirements of Domestic Relations Courts in the Denver Metro Area and throughout the State of Colorado. All of the courts in the Denver Metro area require separating and divorcing parents who have children under age 18 to take this type of parenting class. Classes are offered at least six times per month througout the Denver Area.

  • Two Saturdays per month from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P. M.
  • Aurora, from 4:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
  • All others from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Once every month or two in Spanish
  • You will take home a Parent Handbook that includes a sample parenting plan, parenting time schedules, a resource list, and a lot of other information.


  • How the divorce process impacts parents and children.
  • How to decrease the negative effects of divorce for your children.
  • Strategies for keeping your children out of the middle.
  • Predictors for long-term positive outcomes for your children.
  • How to establish and maintain a business-like co-parenting relationship
  • Co-parenting strategies and communication skills.
  • How to design a detailed parenting plan.


We accept credit cards for advanced registration. You do not need a Paypal account to pay online in advance.

NEW- We can now accept credit cards at all classes. We encourage you to pay online in advance to expedite check-in process.

Advanced registration ends at noon the day before each class.

AN IMPORTANT WEBSITE – We strongly encourage you to visit the website www.UpToParents.org (for divorcing parents) or www.ProudToParent.org (for never married parents) prior to attending the class, as this will give you a headstart and significantly enhance your experience in the class.


“I strongly resented having to come, but I am glad that I did!”

“I gained a lot of assistance about how best to approach my ex.”

“Great seminar. Instructors were extremely knowledgeable and helpful.”

“Information helps me better understand what my child is going through.”

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