Incredible Years

Incredible Years promotes emotional and social competence in young children and helps prevent aggression and emotional problems. The evidence-based program is a set of four comprehensive and developmentally based programs for parents, children and preschool teachers.  

Parent Education

Parent education classes include: infant/parent group, toddler/parent group, and a group for parents of children ages 3-7 years. This component of Incredible Years enhances parent/child relationships through coaching and modeling of positive behavior guidance, problem solving, and effective family communication.

Child Therapy Group

The children's therapy group runs alongside the parent education classes for children ages 3-7 years. The focus of the group is to build positive, effective social skills and reduce behavior problems. Typically children have a mental health diagnosis to attend this group.

Classroom Curriculum

The Incredible Years classroom-based curriculum promotes children's social behavior and school readiness by reducing classroom aggression and non-cooperation with peers and teachers. This curriculum is implemented at the Wilder Child Development Center. A site visit can be arranged through the Center.

Early childhood education professionals can be certified in the Incredible Years classroom curriculum. Wilder certified trainers help teachers develop effective strategies for collaboration between home and school.


For Parent Education Classes and Teacher Training:

Pat Landy, Incredible Years Coordinator, 651-280-2094,

For the Incredible Years Child Therapy Group:

Clinic Intake: 651-280-2310.

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 Upcoming Parent Classes


​Join us for one of our upcoming Incredible Years Parent Classes. The fall schedule will be available soon, or call Pat at 651-280-2094 for more information.


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 An Award-Winning Program


Wilder Foundation received the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) Science and Service Award in recognition of our exemplary implementation of the Incredible Years program.