School Age Basic Program

For parents with children ages 6-12 years.

The School Age Basic parenting program strengthens parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional, and academic development.

Parents learn how to:

  • Monitor children after school
  • Set rules regarding TV, computer, and drug use
  • Support children’s homework
  • Partner with teachers so that they can promote children’s academic, social, and emotional skills.

In the parenting groups, trained Incredible Years® facilitators use video clips of real-life situational vignettes to support the training and stimulate parenting group discussions, problem solving, and practice exercises.

Order this program set!

+The School Age Basic Program Topics
  • Program 9 – Promoting Positive Behaviors in School Age Children
  • Program 10 – Reducing Inappropriate Behaviors in School Age Children
  • Program 8 – Supporting Your Child’s Education

For more details, please see the program Content & Objectives:

School Age Basic Program Content and Objectives

View the Parenting Pyramid® Poster (click image below)






School Age Home Coaching – Coaches and Parents Manual – This one-on-one parent-coach model is an option for use if parents cannot attend parent groups because of schedule conflicts, or if a group program is not available in the time needed to start an intervention with a family.

+School Age Basic Program Curriculum Set
  • Program Video Vignettes (6 total hours) shown in 12-20 weekly 2-hour group sessions. Video vignettes are available in 3 formats: 7 DVD set -or- 1 USB drive -or- NEW one-year streaming subscription (USB and online streaming in English-only)
  • Comprehensive leader manual (consisting of over 800 pages of “how to”, including leader questions for discussion, vignette scripts, parent home activities and weekly “refrigerator notes” for parents (reminders for the week)
  • Book: The Incredible Years: A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 3-8 Years (3rd Edition, by Carolyn Webster-Stratton)
  • Book: Collaborating with Parents to Reduce Children’s Behavior Problems: A Book for Therapists Using the Incredible Years Programs (by Carolyn Webster-Stratton)
  • Piggy Bank Refrigerator Magnet
  • Parenting Pyramid® Poster (illustrates how the series first builds a positive foundation of relationship skills before discipline strategies)

*This program is also available in a Spanish/English combo package – contact us for details.
Supplemental materials support and enhance the program; they may be purchased separately:

  • Home Coach Self-Administered Manuals for School Age Basic
  • Incredible Parents Conversation Card Game
  • Wally’s Detective Books (set of 4)
  • Incredible Years Stickers
  • Build Up Your Bank Account Piggy Bank Poster
  • Invest Positive Time Pig Timer
  • Experts in Action: Parent Groups Program
  • Experts in Action: Cross-Cultural Parent Groups Program
  • Experts in Action: Parent Home Coach Sample
  • Experts in Action: Parent Program Facilitator Training
  • Tool Kit Poster

Purchasing Information

+Implementation Cost Information

Please see basic cost information provided below. This is meant to give a general overview of upfront and ongoing costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more particular questions regarding program & book discounts, training costs, etc.

Up Front Costs

School Age Basic Program (Purchase)

Group Leader Training:  See Workshop Information. 

Ongoing Costs

Books for parents

The Incredible Years: A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 3-8 Years (3rd Edition). 


Venue for leading groups

Child care



Be sure to plan for ongoing consultation by phone or in person for new group leaders. Consultation is conducted by certified Incredible Years® Mentors and Trainers. This early support and feedback ensures the parenting groups are delivered with fidelity and are successful. Consultation Fee: $230/hour


Group Leaders are encouraged to apply for certification/accreditation, which promotes fidelity to the program by ensuring optimal outcomes. See Certification section for more details and information on pricing.

Learn more about Implementation

+Watch Video Clips from the Curriculum

Incredible Years School Age Program Preview

School Age “Importance of Special Time” Part 1, Vignette 13 (Clip)

School Age “Rules, Responsibilities, Routines” Part 1, Vignette 4 (Clip)

School Age “Supporting Your Child’s Education”, Vignette 33 (Clip)

Incredible Years® Program Video Streaming Now Available!

The School Age Basic program is available in online streaming format (available in English only). If you’re purchasing a new curriculum set you have the option to order the full program set with a one-year subscription to the videos streaming online. If you already own the program you have the option to add a one-year subscription to the videos streaming online.

Features of the Online Streaming Format:

  • Usable on any device with internet connection. No DVD/USB needed.
  • Easy to navigate video channels for each program part and vignette
  • Unique, secure login for each Group Leader

Learn More at IY Online!

Program Video available in USB Format

The School Age Basic program is available in USB format. If you’re purchasing a new curriculum set you have the option to choose either the DVD or USB format. If you already own the program you have an option, for a limited time, to upgrade your DVD set to the USB format. We just ask that the original DVD set be returned to IY along with an upgrade fee of $200.

Features of Flash Drive format:

• user doesn’t need a DVD drive but can insert flash drive directly into computer
• user doesn’t need to insert separate DVDs for each topic because the entire curriculum is on one flash drive
• easy with computer arrow to move between different vignettes forwards or backwards or back to main menu
• can be used with most browsers such as Safari 6.1, Firefox 31+, Internet Explorer 11+, Edge. Chrome users: to play USB, right-click on your browser window to “show controls.” ***Contact us for instructions to use USB in Chromebook laptops


Program Video available in DVD Format
Language Versions: English, Spanish, Chinese, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish

See our tips for playing DVDs: Playing DVDs On Your Computer