The DAD Project

Where Good Dads become GREAT Dads!

This class is for every man involved in raising a child. Focused solely on fathers and the important role they play in children’s lives, these coaching sessions will help fathers improve their game in raising children in a warm, trusting and empathetic environment while discovering ways to care for themselves.

NURTURING FATHER – A man who actively provides guidance, love and support to enhance the development and growth of children for whom he cares.

The Roots of Fathering

Fathering “The Little Boy Within”

The Power To Meet My Own Needs

The World of Feelings and Male Nurturance

Overcoming Barriers to Nurturing Fathering

Discipline and Fun & Games

The Power To Nurture: Fathering without Violence or Fear

Playshop: Fun & Games for Fathers and Their Children

Fathering Sons / Fathering Daughters

Teamwork between Father and Spouse/Co-parent

A Time and Place for Fathering

Healing the Father Wound

Graduation Ceremony and Closing Activities

The DAD Project

You’re a dad and proud of it, as all dads should be!

Why? Because we do fun stuff, get our hands messy, tell crazy stories and kids think we’re awesome. We give hugs and high-fives, apply band aids to boo boos and fix broken hearts too.

Dad, do you wonder just how well you’re doing raising your kids?

Want to know if your fathering is positive?

Do you hope your kids will come out better than you did?

That’s where we come in - The DAD Project is your guide for good dads who desire to become GREAT DADS. Our free dad classes are like getting in the man cave with other guys, comparing notes and developing a plan of action that leads to success. Master your Dad skills on Tuesday nights in the Dad Cave. Dinner & Childcare are provided.

Reservations are recommended. Call The DAD Project at 909-878-2326. Find out more about the next round of FREE DAD classes at The Dad Project.

Fathering in 15™: An Online Learning Experience from National Fatherhood Initiative. Can't get to the classes yet? Get started on your own and build your Pro-Fathering knowledge, attitudes and skills in our online environment. Use any device to become a better father by participating on your mobile device, tablet, or computer. Take the Pre and Post Survey to receive a Certificate of Completion! (When you start the survey insert this email address:

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Culture Statement

We are engaged, adventurous, passionate, inclusive.

Core Values

Fun, Integrity, Teamwork, service to others. And Bilingual.


Provide connection, education and resources for everyone involved in raising a child. Se habla Español.


Families are safe, healthy, and thriving through community.

Great place for parents to learn more about how to raise their kids, lot of parenting skills and great Nurturing Parenting classes.

Walid Wahba

Mom and Dad project has been an answer to my prayers! I love going here, the awesome staff, all the classes and activities and my sons love it too! Absolutely the best!!! I have gained a wealth of knowledge and thank you all for making such an awesome resource and positive environment for me and my family. Cannot say enough good things about this place or it's staff and highly recommend it to anyone with kids.

Amie Buggiani

We LOVE the Mom and Dad Project! Anybody that has some free time should come bring your kid and check out there awesome classes! The Staff is Awesome! Thank you for all your hard work!

Jenn Hearn

The Mom project is such a wonderful and special program. Big Bear families are so lucky to have the opportunity to take such helpful classes and get support from the great staff that run it.

Rebecca Chappell

Thank God for this place! I'm learning so much to be the best parent and provider for my baby Ava Emberose!

Darlene Schrank

I love this program! Its such a great resource! I wish they had something like it in the high desert!

Tiara Shimamoto


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(909) 878-2326

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41820 Garstin Drive • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Located in the Brenda Boss building next door to the hospital