Kids First

Kids First is DeKalb County’s court-approved parenting education program for separating parents in acoordiance with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 924.


This four-hour evening course assists parents with understanding how to lessen the negative impact of divorce/separation on their children. 

Class is taught by a PhD with more than 20 years of experience.  He also provides Divorce Mediation as a separate service to those who request it.

 Information is also presented to assist parents in adjusting to this major change in their own lives.


Advanced registration is required. Dates subject to change.

For additional information or to register, please call (815) 758-8616.  


  • Family Service Agency offers Kids First twice a month. (Schedule is subject to change).

  • Parents must attend different sessions. Children are not permitted.

  • Cost of Kids First is $75.00 and is payable by cash, Mastercard, VISA or Discover; checks are not accepted for this service.


  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class to allow time for check in. As a courtesy to the other participants, no late arrivals will be admitted.


  • Cancellation within 36 hours prior to the class or a no-show will incur a $25 re-registration fee. 


Para personas quien habla español solamente, el curso Niños Primeros (Kids First) está en inglés: por favor, traiga un traductor contigo.

Preguntas? Llamános: 815-758-8616.


Visit: 1325 Sycamore Rd..  |  DeKalb, IL 60115

Call: 815-758-8616


Family Service Agency keeps all information provided and collected private. 

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

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