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SAVE THE DATE: NYSPEP TO HOLD ANTIRACISM TRAINING INSTITUTE
Make sure to mark your calendar for NYSPEP’s upcoming Training Institute on antiracism. The Training Institute will be held virtually on February 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More information available soon!
THE ROCHESTER COALITION HOLDS FIRST COMMUNITY CAFÉ
The Rochester Coalition held its first Community Cafe and 16 parents/caregivers attended the event. The group was facilitated by school engagement personnel. Together they talked about such things as absenteeism and factors that contribute to that as well as thoughts around improving parental awareness of academic programs so they can support their children’s academic journey. The school was able to learn more about resources and support the community needed. The community found the event helpful, and they are eager to hold their second of five community cafés to follow up on some very important first steps.
NYSPEP CONGRATULATES NEWLY FUNDED FAMILY OPPORTUNITY CENTERS
In partnership with the New York State Education Department (SED), the Office of Children and Family Services has announced funding for programs to improve the safety and well-being of children and families through Family Opportunity Centers (FOCs).
Eight FOCs awards were recently made through an RFP: †EPIC - Every Person Influences Children†(Serving Cattaraugus and Niagara Counties), St. Catherine’s Center for Children (Albany County), Rockland BOCES (Rockland County), Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie NY, Inc. (Dutchess County), North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council, Inc. (Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties), Hillside Children’s Center (Monroe and Onondaga Counties), Watervliet City School District (Albany County) and Delaware Opportunities (Delaware County).
NYSPEP looks forward to supporting Family Opportunity Centers’ staff in applying for the NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential and encourages participation in on-going professional development opportunities offered by NYSPEP.
NYSPEP PARENTING EDUCATOR CREDENTIAL NEWS
New York State Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP) is proud to offer a flexible, affordable credential that recognizes the importance of quality support for parents, children, and families in a variety of settings. A short video was just released explaining more about the Parenting Educator Credential. To view the video, go to: NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential Video.
Annual application deadlines are January 31 and July 31. To begin the application process, contact the Credential Coordinator at Credential@nyspep.org.
TRAINING OPPORTUNITY; "CHOOSE LOVE" AND SUPPORTING THE WELL BEING OF BIPOC CHILDREN
The Resilience Leadership & Learning Institute at Prevent Child Abuse New York is proud to help sponsor this training.