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Napa Valley Parent University


Unity in Purpose: To design a learning environment where parents can take an array of classes that will help them be more effective parents and leaders at school and in the community. 

contact info

If you would like more information regarding Napa Valley Parent University please contact:

Maria Ruiz
(707) 251-2036


about us

The goal of Napa Valley Parent University is to provide parents with the tools and knowledge necessary to become more involved in their children's education, at school and in the community. 

All of our classes are offered bilingually, in English and Spanish, in the morning and evening. They are provided free and childcare is provided during all classes. We work hard to eliminate any barriers that might prevent interested parents from participating. 


NVPU classes fall under 4 focus areas:

  • How to become an effective volunteer in the classroom and at events.
  • How to become an effective school consumer and advocate.
  • How to become a school, community and project leader.
  • How to raise a healthy child and access health services.

Parents earn credits for each class hour they complete:

  • 1 credit = 1 hour of class

When parents earn 20 credits they become eligible to graduate and receive a certificate for successfully completing the program. (Completion of the program does not result in the presentation of a widely recognized certification or degree).