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Our traveling CityParks PuppetMobileOpens in a new browser tab hit this road this month with free performances of “Little Red’s Hood” in English, Spanish and Mandarin in select parks across  the city. Performances are happening through October, with more dates being added throughout the season.


Back again this year by popular demand, “Little Red’s Hood” is a modern New York-centric retelling of the beloved classic tale. In this story, Little Red is a smart, young city dweller who is obsessed with her smartphone. Wulfric, a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth, crosses paths with Little Red on her travels to deliver her Grandma cupcakes and the trouble begins. This story offers a comical lesson on the importance of disconnecting from our digital lives and enjoying real life moments with friends and family.

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Family Guide to Preschool Special Education Services

A Family Guide to Preschool Special Education Services

GUÍA FAMILIAR DE LOS Servicios de Educación Especial para Preescolar

Family Guide to Special Education Services For School-Age Children

Family Guide to Special Education Services For School-Age Children


Special Education Learn at Home Resources

Promote Positive Behavior

Family Training Videos

Ask and Share A tool for Families and Schools to Create a Student-Centered IEP-Elementary School

Ask and Share A Tool for Families and Schools to Create a Student-Centered IEP- Middle School

Parent University *NEW FEATURES*

EVENT: Parent University *NEW FEATURES*  

Parent UniversityOpens in a new browser tab (parentu.schools.nycOpens in a new browser tab) is a course registration and management system where NYC families can find free trainings on a wide range of topics. Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood, and seeks to educate and empower them as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities. 

We currently offer 275+ pre-recorded, on-demand, and live, web-based courses and they cover a wide range of categories including:   

  • Adult and Continuing Education 

  • Arts  

  • Early Childhood Education   

  • Enrollment    

  • For Parents, By Parents – NEW Category! 

  • Fitness  and many others

We also offer links to 65 websites on our Resources Tab.  

For more information, including flyers in different languages, please visit theOffice of Family and Community EmpowermentOpens in a new browser tab page on the DOE website. 

To get started, watch this short video tutorialOpens in a new browser taband learn how to create an account. Then, go to parentu.schools.nycOpens in a new browser tab to log in and enroll in one of our upcoming  NEW live, web-based courses! 

We hope to see you on Parent UniversityOpens in a new browser tab

Achieve The Core

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Common Core Support for Parents

Have these resources at your fingertips to provide parents with answers to their questions about the Common Core, the new assessments, and how they can help their students meet the Standards.

Understanding the Common Core's Expectations


Helping with Homework

  • Be a Learning Hero allows parents to search by state, grade and subject to find homework support resources.
  • Raise the Bar Parents provides parents with educational 'check ups' they can give their students to see if they're making progress toward meeting the Standards. The site also includes resources to help students improve.

Understanding Assessment Results

  • Great Kids State Test Guide for Parents is designed to help parents understand their students' score reports and includes targeted resources and concrete advice on how parents can help their students improve in areas where they struggle.

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New York, New York 10003
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Growing Up NYC


 Growing up NYC 

The Early Childhood Family Toolkit

Our favorite resources to keep kids learning, playing, and growing healthy https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/early-childhood-family-toolkit/


Do you want to make connections or learn something new?

Office of Family and Community Empowerment


Parent University

Do you want to make connections or learn something new? 

Parent University is a community where you can support one another and build relationships.  And it is a network where you can build your own confidence, knowledge and skills, too. Join us!

 Enroll in a course!

  1.     Visit parentu.schools.nycOpens in a new browser tab
  2.     Sign in with your NYC Schools Account or create a new account
  3.     Choose a course from the Course Catalog tab
  4.     Click Enroll
  5.     Check your email for confirmation!

Spread the word! If you are interested in presenting Parent University to your community, visit the Train-the-Trainer Resource FolderOpens in a new browser tab for flyers, links to videos, an outline and script, FAQ, and Powerpoint presentation.

Share your feedback! We want to make Parent University helpful for all New York City families. Please send feedback and suggestions to ParentU@schools.nyc.govOpens in a new browser tab.

Bring a friend! Print this scheduleOpens in a new browser tab for the full list of upcoming workshops and events.

Parent UniversityOpens in a new browser tab seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

Visit Parent University today at parent.schools.nycOpens in a new browser tab! Click on the links below to download the Parent University flyer in English and translated versions.

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RESOURCES: Mental Health Resources & Information

Mental Health Impacts All of Us

Mental health impacts not only our students but our families, schools, and communities.

  • One in five children struggle, or at some point in their life will struggle, with their mental health.
  • Half of all mental-health and substance-use conditions start before age 14.
  • Approximately one in five students who could benefit from additional mental-health supports does not get them.

Get Help Immediately  - Text "WELL" to 65173, call 1-888-NYC-WELL (692-9355), or chat now

For more information on Mental Health Supports, visit the DOE’s website.

P-EBT Food Benefit

What you need to know about the P-EBT food benefit for NYC students, as of February 10, 2021:   Open HERE

Please continue to visit https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19Opens in a new browser tab for the most up to date information. 

Resources from the Child Mind Institute to help our students💗

Resources to Help Our Kids Thrive

We all want our kids to be confident. But even at the best of times, kids can struggle to learn the crucial skills they need to tackle new challenges and cope with setbacks. And with everyone reeling from a year of disruption and stress, raising confident kids may feel tougher than ever.

So how can families help kids and teens build self-esteem both now and as they grow? This week on childmind.org we take a look at the skills that form the building blocks of confidence. Some have to do with stretching out of their comfort zone and bouncing back when things don’t go their way. Others involve building healthy relationships with others, like setting boundaries and navigating conflict.

- Rae Jacobson, Senior Writer | 

12 Tips for Raising Confident Kids

12 Tips for Raising Confident Kids

Building self-worth helps kids handle whatever comes their way.

Teaching Kids About Boundaries

Teaching Children About Boundaries

Kids need practice setting their own and respecting those of others.

When to Push Your Children

When to Push Your Children

And how to know if you’re pushing too hard.

Teaching Kids How to Deal With Conflict

Teaching Kids How to Deal With Conflict

Skills for coping with everything from small squabbles to major issues.

Helping Kids Make Decisions

Helping Kids Make Decisions

When to offer support — and when to step back.

How to Help Kids Learn to Fail

Learning How to Fail

How to help kids keep going when things don’t go their way.


More From the Child Mind Institute

Telehealth Appointments
During COVID-19 we are providing our full range of mental health services remotely.


Symptom Checker
Worried about a child? Use our tool to get informed.


The Scaffold Effect: Raising Confident, Resilient Children
A new book from Harold Koplewicz, MD, president of the Child Mind Institute.


Lea nuestros recursos en español


Neuropsychological Evaluations at the Child Mind Institute


Panel for Educational Policy Meeting

To register for future Meetings:  https://learndoe.org/pep/


Current Event Recordings

(The 15 most recent archives are shown below. Older recordings are available under the “Past Event Recordings” tab in the menu above.)

September 9, 2021 - https://learndoe.org/pep/archive-pep-sept09-2021/ 


Panel for Educational Policy Meeting
Recorded on: June 16, 2021
Public Meeting of the Contracts Committee of the Panel for Educational Policy
Recorded on: June 14, 2021
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting
Recorded on: May 19, 2021
Public Meeting of the Contracts Committee of the Panel for Educational Policy
Recorded on: May 18, 2021
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting
Recorded on: April 28, 2021
Public Meeting of the Contracts Committee of the Panel for Educational Policy
Recorded on: April 26, 2021
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting
Recorded on: March 24, 2021

Special Education

Special Education

All students with disabilities who require special education services have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The IEP contains information about your child's interests, strengths, needs, goals, and educational program. It is a legal document that describes how the DOE will provide your child:

  • A Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • In the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
  • The IEP Process

    Starting the Process| Making a Referral| Evaluation| IEP Meeting | The IEP | Parent Members

  • Supports and Services

    Assistive Technology | Behavior Supports |Related Services | Specialized Transportation | Other Special Education Services | Testing Accommodations | Extended School Year Services

  • School Settings

    District Schools | Specialized Programs | District 75 | Other Educational Settings

  • Preschool to Age 21

    Special Education in NYC | Moving to Preschool | Moving to Kindergarten | Students with Disabilities and Gifted and Talented | Moving to Middle School | Moving to High School | After High School

  • Help

    Talking About Disability | Your Rights | Getting Support | Impartial Hearings | Contacts and Resources| Special Education Glossary| Committees on Special Education| Resources for Staff and Providers

  • Building Accessibility

    Learn how to find out about the accessibility of school buildings, how to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, and how to find information about making a complaint regarding discrimination.


Dear Parents/Caregivers,
It is very important that you return your child's "Student Consent to Test" form. 
You can submit it on your NYCSA account. https://www.schoolsaccount.nyc/Opens in a new browser tab
or use the forms provided below.
Many of our children are testing positive for Covid, but are asymptomatic!
You may not know that your child is positive if they have no symptoms. 
This is why it is important to return your child's consent form as regular testing at school can catch the cases that often go unnoticed. 
We have to work together to keep out school community safe. 🧡
See the forms in all languages below:🧡