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


NYSPEP E-News Latest Edition (June 2019)


**Member Spotlight will return next month**

***Registration is now closed for the 2019 Summer Institute. We hope to see you there!"

Applications Open for the NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential

Parenting Educators are invited to apply for the NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential. The NYSPEP Credential recognizes your professional development and competence and gives you increased visibility in the field of parenting education. The application process involves developing a portfolio to document your knowledge, skills and competencies for work in the field of parenting education. 

The next application deadline is July 31, 2019. Those who are preparing applications will have the opportunity to be partnered with a mentor to help guide you through the application process. You can learn more about the history and content of the NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential at http://nyspep.org/professionals/credentialing. To begin the application process or ask questions contact the Credential Coordinator at Credential@nyspep.org.


New York Zero to Three Conference is Approaching June 14th in NYC

Equity from the Start: Promoting Social Justice in Early Childhood Programs

Keynote Speaker Eva Marie Shivers, JD, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of the Indigo Cultural Center

Friday, June 14, 2019 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
130 East 59th Street 
New York, New York

Early childhood programs abound with diversity in both the children and the families who participate.  This diversity comes from differences across race, class, developmental ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, languages spoken, and immigration status, to name a few.  How do we, as early childhood professionals, develop our own awareness of the power and privilege afforded to some and of the oppression and marginalization foisted upon others on the basis of these identifiers?  How can we make sure that we inadvertently don't add to the weight of oppression experienced by the families we serve? How can we, instead, become instruments of social justice? 

Our keynote presenter, Eva Marie Shivers, JD, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of the Indigo Cultural Center, and our breakout presenters will address these questions.  Dr. Shivers will begin the day looking at racial identity and how, through mindful transformation, we can be bias disruptors and champion social justice in early childhood programs.  After her plenary presentation, we will break into small groups to discuss and process her talk. 
In the afternoon, the following breakout presenters will continue the exploration: Michelle Gantt, Alexandra Martinez & Quiana Jackson, Veera Mookerjee, Renee Ortega, Laurel Salmon, and Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok & Lauren Tobing-Puente. Some will address the personal work required to develop intercultural competency, with a focus on self-reflection and therapeutic use of self, and others will focus on racial literacy in early childhood classrooms. Still others will address a range of challenges including international immigration, developmental differences, and incarceration.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided! Group rates are available. Register today!


PS: It Works! Strengths Based Communication Skills Professional Development Training

What: PS: It Works! Personal-Professional Communication Skills

When: Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 & 11, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:30pm

Where: CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850

Facilitators: Anna Steinkraus, Serena Ward & Judy Burrill
Cost: $200 registration fee, includes: training, lunch, snack and Parenting Skills Workshop Series Manual
Additional $25 fee to obtain NY State MSW/LCSW contact hours
Preregistration is required.
Register here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/PSItWorks-2_250. For more information: email: ams69@cornell.edu , or call Anna at (607) 272-2292.