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New Parent Support Program

This Family and MWR Activity is open for appointment only. 

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a program offered to all Military families (including active duty, retired, National Guard and Reserves) to enhance parent and infant attachment, increase knowledge of child development, and provide connections to the support services that allow parents to become nurturing and capable caregivers. The NPSP staff has a registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker who provides in-home parenting education, support, and resource linkage.

What if I already have children?
You do not have to be a new parent to participate in the program! Army families that are pregnant or with children through the age of three years are eligible for NPSP services.

What can NPSP do for me?

Home Visitation - A registered nurse or licensed clinical social worker, provides supportive and caring services to military families that are pregnant or with children through the age of three years. They can talk about your concerns as a parent or parent-to-be and help you learn to cope with stress, isolation, post deployment reunions, and everyday demands of parenthood in the privacy of your home. To schedule a home visit, call +1(256)876-5397.

Play morning - Available on Redstone Arsenal. is an interactive playgroup to assist parents in learning developmentally appropriate play techniques and to help children improve their social, cognitive, and motor skills. Structured activities include singing, story time, a craft project, and free play time. Meets on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at 3467 Vincent Road. Open to anyone with children 0-5 years of age and with access to Redstone Arsenal.

Parenting Class -- These classes provide an opportunity for "hands-on" practices that assist parents in making informed, responsible decisions about all aspects of caring for their child during those first formative years. Dates and times will be announced.