Family Life Education

Check out this message from Abby Keiser, Director of Family Life Services, about support available to parents during this time of group meeting restrictions. COBYS is offering weekly sessions of parenting topics with a question and answer period.








COBYS Family Services partners with churches, schools, community groups, and businesses to offer a broad range of family life education programs. While we are best known for our parenting courses, our programs share the common goal of supporting the development of human potential by providing parents, other adults, and children with information and skills to foster cooperation, courage, responsibility, self-esteem, and respect.

Our Family Life Education programming is based at the COBYS Family Life Center.

You can reach us at:

COBYS Family Life Education Department
444 Murry Hill Circle
Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone: 717-435-8139
Fax: 717-435-8977

Programs Offered


Video Sessesions for Children

Barb Paynter, Family Life Education Educator at COBYS Family Services, also known as Miss Barb, presents sessions from the Incredible Years program. The lessons, incorporating the puppets Wally, Molly and friends, are especially important during this time of social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines.






All I wanted was to become a better parent and I know I won’t be the best parent ever and I can only take one day at a time, but I really did learn a lot and I’m very calm when dealing with all the children. Thank you two for all the advice.  –Family Nurturing participant