Great Start Great Future is a campaign to provide resources and information to parents and caregivers of children ages 0-3 in Newark so every child gets a great start. Resources include:
- Tools for tracking your child’s growth and development
- Resources for parents/ caregivers concerned about a child’s development
- Local resources to support your parenting journey
- Mindfulness apps and creative activities to explore with your child
First Book is the largest and fastest growing network of educators and program leaders exclusively serving children in need. With more than 325,000 current members, and nearly 4,000 educators signing up each month, the First Book network now reaches an average of 3 million children every year, and supports more than one in four of the estimated 1.3 million educators serving children in need. First Book’s goal is to reach every classroom and community in need with books and educational resources.
On May 10-13, 2021 the Newark Trust for Education will welcome participants to its Third Annual Safe and Supportive Learning Environments Summit. This city-wide summit will provide an opportunity to engage with like minds around the impact that social-emotional competencies and trauma have on learning. Participants will also learn about local and national best practices on whole school/district approaches to SEL and trauma-informed care, while learning about the positive work being done in Newark Public Schools.
As part of the ParentChild+Virtual Conference, scheduled for May 12-14, 2020, members of the Newark Trust for Education's staff made presentations on Learning From Practice and Parent Engagement and Retention. Resources from each presentation can be accessed below.Read more
Metis Associates, in partnership with the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS) at Montclair State University, was selected in 2017 to conduct a 2-year evaluation of the South Ward Community Schools Initiative (SWCSI). The evaluation, which includes formative and summative components, is designed to document the successes, challenges and lessons learned, and assess the impact of the initiative on key student, family, school, and community outcomes.Read more