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History

 1998 

NYU Langone Health faculty first developed ParentCorps to target entrenched health and education inequities for children living in historically disinvested neighborhoods. The first program was piloted in Harlem, New York.

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Pre-K students playing with a puppet in the classrom.
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Two young children walking outside with their parents.

 2003 

The first randomized controlled trials began to test ParentCorps’ impact in pre-K programs in elementary schools in Brooklyn, New York. Read more on ParentCorps’ sustained impacts on children's academic achievement, mental health and physical health here.

 2010-2012 

ParentCorps was adapted to further integrate within school districts and Head Starts, including flexible options for teachers to incorporate social-emotional learning in the classroom.

Two young boys with their grandmother.
Pre-K students with their hands in the air playing a game.
School-based staff participating in a ParentCorps Professional Development training.
A group of ParentCorps facilitators including school-based mental health professionals, teachers, and parent support staff.

 2014 

ParentCorps adopted new strategies to support school-based mental health professionals, teachers and parent support staff to lead in facilitation, helping embed the model in school settings.

 2016 

ParentCorps expanded to Corpus Christi, Texas and Detroit, Michigan as pilots designed to test the model’s adaptability in diverse settings beyond NYC.

A pre-K child painting with an older child in a classroom.
Illustration of the US map with Michigan, New York, and Texas highlighted.
Children sitting in a circle for story time in their pre-K classroom.
A pre-K student coloring with a crayon at her desk.

 2016 

ParentCorps partnered with the nation's largest school district, the NYC Department of Education, to scale and continue testing ParentCorps as part of Pre-K for All.

 2019 

ParentCorps began a randomized controlled trial led by the University of Texas at Austin to evaluate model impact across urban elementary schools serving primarily Latinx families living in high poverty.

A young child and his mother reading a book.
Two children and their mother using a ParentCorps tool at home.
Illustration showing children interacting with their families using ParentCorps tools at home.
Two young children and their parents playing with a ParentCorps tool at home.

 2020 

As a response to the pandemic, ParentCorps began offering open-source social-emotional learning tools in English, Spanish and Chinese to support educators, families and children in skill-building at home. Download free tools here.

 2021 

ParentCorps launched new virtual learning series to support educators with topics including adult social-emotional learning and culturally responsive education.

Two children looking at a laptop screen with their mother.
Illustration showing a video call on a computer.
A young boy giving his pre-K teacher a high five.
Two children of color interacting with their teacher in a pre-K classroom.

 2022 

ParentCorps expanded efforts to connect with new school districts and Head Start partners to continue growing the model nationally. Learn how to partner with ParentCorps here.

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