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

Resources for Providers

Resources appearing on the website are provided for information purposes only and do not represent an endorsement by NYSPEP.

Report on Parenting Education in NYS (2021)

This past February, NYSPEP brought together professionals from across New York State at the NYSPEP-hosted virtual SUMMIT ON WORKFORCE QUALITY FOR PARENTING EDUCATION to discuss the elevation of parenting education. The result of this was a report recently released that focuses on the importance of those providing parenting education services, the critical need for a recognition system, and next steps to pursue.  


Materials to Use in Parenting Education

  • NYS Parent Guide is the story of the first five years of your parenting journey. Whether you are the mother or father (through birth, adoption, or foster care), a grandparent, partner, family friend, aunt or uncle with parenting responsibilities, what you say and do in your role as a parent matters.

  • The Boston Basics Campaign is a citywide coalition of organizations and individuals working to make sure that every child gets a great start in life. The founding partners are the Black Philanthropy Fund, the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, the Boston Mayor’s Education Cabinet, WGBH Public Broadcasting, and Boston Children’s Museum.

  • The Parenting Project: Children, Families, and Communities, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Information and materials for professionals working with families and caregivers.

Developing and Selecting Parenting Programs

Use of Evidence and Evaluation in Parenting Programs

Working with Immigrant and Refugee Parents

Research About Parents and Parenting

  • Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8, assesses the research on parenting and strategies for supporting parenting with recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents, July 2016: Parenting Matters Supporting Parents 0 to 8.pdf
  • Attachment Parenting International provides information for professionals and parents that help children develop secure attachments.
  • Zero To Three's National Parent Survey Report offers key insights to understanding parents - largely Millennials and Gen-X mothers and fathers - from a wide range of backgrounds; 2016.

Family Engagement

Funding and Policy Resources

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Protective Factors

Substance Abuse Prevention

NYSPEP Group Reports