EVENT: Parent University

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free Virtual Car Seat Checks


The New York City Department of Transportation is launching a free virtual car seat program in your area.  Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for American children and the correct use of child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. Unfortunately, almost 60 percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly.

The FREE Virtual Car Seat checks are being offered to all the constituents in our district. The car seat checks will be conducted via zoom or any other platform the constituents uses.   

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Do you have concerns about your young child's development? We have free early childhood resources.  Learn more.



Do you have concerns about your child's development? Has your child been diagnosed with a disability and you’re not sure where to start?

Learn more about child development, the early intervention process, and how to make the most out of your special education experience. You’ll also find fun activities for your child all year round, as well as where you can get more support. Click the links under the categories below for more information.

Learn about Services and Supports for Children From Birth through Age 3

Learn about Services and Supports for Children From Birth through Age 5

Book an Early Childhood Workshop

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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/


UFT services for public school families.

Our UFT  family resource hub on the website continues to provide up to date resources. It's full of news and tips to help ease the burden of the coronavirus pandemic and the transition to remote learning for New York City families.

We're continuously updating the hub and have added some new resources since last week. If you visit the parent section of the UFT website, you'll find:

For dozens of more resources — including the latest information from the Department of Education about free meals and online learning, financial relief, academic enrichment and at-home entertainment — keep checking the family resource hub on the UFT website.

Visit the UFT's coronavirus resource hub for parents

Stay safe. We are still, in this together. 

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  

  • Health and Wellness  

  • Multilingual Learners   

  • Parent Leadership    

  • Remote Learning and Technology    

  • School Buildings and Operations    

  • Special Education     


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 tabto log in and enroll in one of our upcoming NEW live, web-based courses! 

  • Self-Care: Mindfulness, Breathing, & Chair Yoga – EVERY Tuesday @ 10am 

  • DOE Translation & Interpretation Services – Monday, March 8 @ 6pm 

  • Tobacco, E-cigarette & Alternative Product Use - RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, 3/17 @ 9:30am 

  • All About Ranked Choice Voting: English - Wednesday, March 24 @ 6PM  

  • All About Ranked Choice Voting: Spanish - Thursday, March 25 @ 6PM 

  • PA/PTA Bylaws – Tuesday, April 13 @ 10am 

Or check out one of our NEW pre-recorded, on-demand courses! 

  • How to Apply for the 2021 CCEC Elections – Now available in multiple languages 

  • Enhance Your Child's Cognitive Functions 

  • Literacy at Home: Oral Language – Available in Spanish 

  • Kitchen Percussion Challenge 

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

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.

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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