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Filed Under: Children and Parenting

SHAPE-CARE will educate parents on bio-physiological (sleep and emotion regulation) and relational concepts with the broad goal of improving children’s academic readiness.

Target Audience(s):

Parents of preschool-aged children


Participants will:

  • Learn about the necessary tools they need to improve their co-parenting quality (e.g., a cooperative relationship between two caregivers on childrearing issues) and conflict management skills;
  • Be provided with understanding of the importance of sleep for family relations and child adjustment, particularly school readiness and behavior; and
  • Learn how to provide parents with practical tips for improving their own and their child’s sleep (e.g., amount, quality, and schedule for sleep) in an effort to indirectly improve the emotional climate of the family, and ultimately children’s academic readiness.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 7

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 16+

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class
  • Demonstrations
  • Workshop
  • Group Discussion
  • Community Forums

Primary Contact:

Dr. Alisha Hardman,


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Portrait of Dr. Alisha Marie Hardman
Associate Professor
Family Life Specialist, Extension Program Planning and Evaluation