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

Book of the Week: Hair for Mama

04/19/2024 NYC Public Schools
Book of the Week: Hair for Mama

It's family picture time for the Carters, but Mama does not want to be in the photo this year. All of her beautiful hair is gone because of chemotherapy treatments for her cancer, and she doesn't want to be remembered without hair. Eight-year-old Marcus knows that the picture won't be the same without Mama, so he comes up with a plan to find her some hair and make her better. Even though the plan doesn't work in quite the way Marcus expects, he comes to understand that "hair is nice to have, but not as nice as me having Mama and Mama having me." This is a story for every family dealing with a serious illness. It is told with a touch of gentle humor in a style that children will readily understand, and the warm and inviting illustrations will bring comfort and hope to young and old alike.

Lexile measure: 610L    Accelerated Reader: 3.3  Publisher-Recommended Age and Grade: 4 years to 8 years

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


Need help with FAFSA and TAP applications?

04/18/2024 NYC Public Schools

Don’t worry, you can do this! Join @NYSHESC’s in-person or virtual completion events to help get financial aid for college! 


The next event is on April 24 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM:


New School-Based mental health clinics

04/18/2024 City of New York

As part of our commitment to investing in the mental health of our students, @NYCHealthSystem and @NYCSchools are teaming up to open 16 school-based mental health clinics.


These sites will be located in the Bronx and Brooklyn.


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