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

Celebrating DYCD Community Moms & Dads

02/28/2024 DYCD

Know a mom or dad doing good things in your community? Nominate them for the #DYCDCommunityMomsnDads campaign!


This is your chance to help celebrate these local changemakers. The deadline is March 13.


Learn more:  and nominate someone you know.



Early Intervention

02/27/2024 NYC Healthy
Photo of an Asian mother holding up her baby so that they are nose-to-nose.

An Early Intervention Program may be suitable for your child if:


They are not learning, playing, or growing like other children their age or They have a condition that could result in a delay in development


Learn more about the program:


Book of the week: Jimmy's rhythm & blues : the extraordinary life of James Baldwin

02/23/2024 NYC Public Schools
Book of the week: Jimmy's rhythm & blues : the extraordinary life of James Baldwin

Celebrate James Baldwin's one-hundredth birthday anniversary with the first-ever illustrated biography of this legendary writer, orator, activist, and intellectual. Before he became a writer, James "Jimmy" Baldwin was a young boy from Harlem, New York, who loved stories. He found joy in the rhythm of music, family, and books. But Jimmy also found the blues as a Black man living in America. When he discovered the written word, he discovered true power. Writing gave him a  voice. And that voice opened the world to Jimmy. From the publication of the groundbreaking collection of essays The Fire Next Time to his passionate demonstrations during the civil rights movement, Jimmy used his voice fearlessly. Michelle Meadows, author of Brave Ballerina and Flying High, introduces young readers to the great American novelist, essayist, poet, playwright, orator, and artist James Baldwin, who, with the fire of his pen, dared a nation to dream of a more equitable world filled with love. Brought to life with warm illustrations by Jamiel Law, Jimmy's Rhythm & Blues chronicles the life of an incredible visionary who left an indelible mark on American literature and history.

  Publisher-Recommended Age and Grade: 4 years to 8 years

Find a copy at yourNYPLBrooklyn Library, or Queens Library.



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