On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of the Newark Trust for Education, I am proud to share our work with eighty-seven toddlers and their families as captured in the study, Forming Early Learning Habits: Newark ParentChild+ Families and Their Toddlers Redefine Their Homes as Learning Environments by our Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, Pritha Gopalan. ParentChild+ is a parenting and early learning program for parents, caregivers and their toddlers developed by Dr. Phyllis Levenstein, a clinical psychologist, in 1979. The objectives of ParentChild+ are to:
- Increase school readiness and school success;
- Support reading and play activities in the home;
- Build language, literacy, and learning-rich home environments; and
- Support the development of social-emotional skills so children enter school ready to be successful students.
This past spring the Newark Trust for Education welcomed over 160 guests to the second annual Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) Summit, where experts from local, state and national arenas presented new insights and reinforced the importance of social-emotional learning. For those unable to attend, video recordings of each breakout session are now available. Click here to access session videos and other valuable resources including powerpoint presentations, resource lists and the white paper entitled Widen the Scope: School Based Mental Health Services in Newark. View each session video below.
In April 2018, the Abbott Leadership Institute (ALI), in partnership with the Newark Trust for Education (NTE), provided the training “Parents Empowered:Building Your Family’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills” to approximately 50 Newark Public School parents, caregivers and community stakeholders at four locations.
ALI and NTE are proud to partner again for the delivery and expansion of the training series. This year we plan to reach 70-100 parents in seven locations across the city of Newark.Read more