Education Programs in Hempstead

Parent Child Home Program (PCHP), an evidence-based early literacy, parenting, and school readiness model, is committed to closing the achievement gap by providing low-income families the skills and materials they need to prepare their children for school and life success.

The Long Island Pre-K Initiative is a grant-funded project that seeks to strengthen partnerships between school districts and community-based organizations and to share information about research, policy and best practices for early learning. Administered by Nassau BOCES, it is supported with expertise from local, state and national early care development and care experts and funds from the Rauch and Hagedorn Foundations. Our partners: Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Western Suffolk BOCES, and the Child Care Councils of Nassau and Suffolk.

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Raising a Thinking Child at Institute for Parenting at Adelphi University has been running the program for families for 8 years and childcare providers for 4 years.  They provide a training of trainers program, as well as a parent/child that program RTC has been listed as a model evidence-based program on the Strengthening America’s Families and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  model programs websites.

Institute for Parenting at Adelphi University offers other programs –  Such as The Nassau County Babies Can’t Wait Program is a collaboration of the Adelphi University Institute for Parenting and the Nassau County Child Welfare System (Family Court and Department of Social Services).The primary goal is to help parents to repair or establish a more secure parent-child relationship and address the complicated mental health needs of very young children in Foster Care and their parents. We aim for expedited, successful and lasting permanency for young children (0-5 year olds).

Family Support Long Island -provides resources and technical assistance to organizations that serve families, to help them incorporate “family support and engagement principles” into their organizations, and facilitates partnerships to build strong families and healthy communities across Long Island. The overall goal is to integrate family support principles/practice into Long Island public and private family-serving agencies, and to change organizational culture to be more “family-centric.”

Aprienda Puertas/Open Doors – in partnership with Sepa Mujer and NYCLU staff, AP-OD recently trained and certified 25 family service provider staff, and parent and community leaders from across Long Island to deliver a curriculum that helps Latino parents understand their role in the development of and long-term impact on their children’s educational outcomes.

Family Leadership Network – is a network of community organizing, parent leadership development, and advocacy organizations helping parents and parent led groups address issues concerning families and children in their Long Island neighborhoods.  The lead parent leadership training programs is Parent Leadership Initiative Long Island which currently running two training programs in NC.

Every Child Matters – brings parents together into community clusters to address local issues.  Helps parents to get connected to resources and build support for parents to become engaged and partner with community institutions, formal and informal to create  changes.

Choice for All – Though not based in Hempstead village  is a multiservice nonprofit agency dedicated to enhancing family life, youth development and healthy living in partnership with communities we serve. Based in Long Island, New York, C4A currently partners with 100 youth and families in Roosevelt through direct services, community organizing, leadership development and advocacy. Founded in 2011, our non-profit organization was founded on the belief that each ‘whole child’ and ‘whole community are truly supported from birth to adulthood using a continuum of services.

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