In the early years, structural racism denies Black and Brown children fair access to high-quality child care, early education, health care, and more, creating disparate outcomes in the critical domains of early learning and development.
The national expansion of pre-K holds promise, but if pre-K programs are not able to meaningfully engage and support low-income children and families of color, the promise to disrupt disparities will never be realized.
ParentCorps supports pre-K programs to engage parents as partners and reshape children and families' first experiences in schools, where implicit and explicit messaging often conveys the “problem” lies with Black and Brown children and families, rather than in racist, structural roots. ParentCorps' components work to bolster parent and teacher capacity to support children’s early learning and development in the face of adversity, including poverty, racism, discrimination, and immigration-related stress.
“I feel very powerful to engage
and encourage my parents.”
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“I feel very powerful to engage and encourage my parents.”
“This is the first training I’ve attended ever in life that empowered me as a teacher, and as a woman."
Fun with Feelings
Fun with Feelings is an evidence-based tool to promote children's social-emotional learning. In partnership with the NYC Department of Education's Division of Early Childhood Education, every pre-K family and pre-K classroom in NYC receives Fun with Feelings to support children's social-emotional learning.