NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.




2020-2021 Community Coalition Application Coming Soon

Calling all interested coalitions! The New York State Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP) will be releasing the 2019-2020 Community Coalition Application soon, with applications to be due in January. NYSPEP will be awarding mini grants to community coalitions throughout New York State. All interested parties, please keep an eye out in your email and watch the NYSPEP Facebook pages and website for more information, coming in November.

WEBINAR ALERT: Family Home Visits—An Effective Strategy for Relationship Building and Mindset Shifts

Trust is the connective tissue for building relationships. Participants will discover how family (home) visits is an effective strategy to build strong family–school connections and help change mindsets and disrupt implicit bias for both educators and families.

Webinar is presented by Carolyn Williams from the New York State United Teachers

Follow this link to register now:


Community Café Host Training

Friday, November 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to host a successful Community Café, and become a leader for stronger families in our community. This facilitated training is based on World Café principles, now being used in Community Cafés held across Tompkins County.  All are welcome! Bring a friend or two from your community! Light lunch will be provided. 

COST: FREE for Tompkins County residents; $50 for those from other counties. Pre–registration is required. Space is limited so don’t delay! Register by November 5 DEADLINE on the "Learn More" link below and we'll provide FREE childcare!  When registering please let us know # of children and their ages. For more information, questions, or help with registration; call 607-272-2292

What is a Community Café?

· A Café is a community conversation hosted by parents and community partners

· Café conversations spark leadership to develop the supportive relationships necessary to strengthen families

· Cafés support culturally diverse families to work together for a common cause

· Cafés help to engage and empower families

For more information on Community Cafés model visit:


FREE for Tompkins County residents, $50 for Non-Residents

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Anna Steinkraus
Family & Community Development Program Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 145