A series of free leadership classes for parents is to take place in Flanders in late January.
Hosted and run by the Child Care Council of Suffolk, the classes will be held Tuesdays for 15 weeks from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Southampton Child Care/Head Start offices at 271 Flanders Rd. Orientation is set for Jan. 28.
The classes will focus on helping parents navigate school and other municipal systems, and gain understanding of available resources.
The parents will then become equipped to help others in the community and to fill roles in civic organizations, said Barbara Armstrong of the Child Care Council.
Dinner will be served at each meeting, and child care will be available. To register, call the Child Care Council of Suffolk at 631-283-1838. For details, visit childcaresuffolk.org.