Parent University

Parent University

Classes for NYC Families

Parent University seeks to educate and empower families as partners, advocates, and lifelong educators in their student's education through free courses, resources, events, and activities.

Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood. Even if you are not a parent, we encourage you to become involved with Parent University.  With an expanding course list Parent University is ready to support you. Register and enroll for a course today!

Recent News

Special Reading of "Gordon & Li Li: Learn Animals in Mandarin"

05/20/2024 NYC Cultural Affairs
an individual reading to children at a children's book event

Join author Michele Wong McSween @BrooklynKids

 for a special reading of "Gordon & Li Li: Learn Animals in Mandarin" on May 23. This program offers a mini-Mandarin lesson, book reading, and an interactive art project. Learn more:


NYC high school students: Swipe your MetroCard and win free stuff!

05/20/2024 NYC Public Schools
an extra credit logo with the words extra credit your swipe counts

Starting May 20, each time high school students swipe their Student MetroCard provided by @NYCSchoolsthey'll be entered to win a Meta Quest 2.  A new winner from each borough will be randomly picked each week!

Learn more:


Book of the week: A blue kind of day

05/17/2024 NYC Public Schools
Book of the week: A blue kind of day

A moving picture book debut from the psychologist and author of Teaching Kids to Be kind is about depression, sensory awareness, and the power of listening.


Coen is having a sniffling, sighing, sobbing kind of day.

His family thinks they know how to cheer him up. His dad wants to go outside and play, Mom tells her funniest joke, and his little sister shares her favorite teddy. Nothing helps. But one by one, they get quiet and begin to listen. After some time, space, and reassurance, Coen is able to show them what he needs. With poignant text and stunning illustrations, A Blue Kind of Day explores how depression might feel in the body and shows us how to support the people we love with patience, care, and empathy.

  Accelerated Reader: 3.2  Publisher-Recommended Age and Grade: 4 years to 8 years

Find a copy at your NYPL ,Brooklyn Library or Queens Library



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