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ParentCorps is scaled in early childhood education settings across the U.S. In close partnership with pre-K programs, we work to build a different pre-K experience – one that centers race and culture, engages parents as partners, and supports children’s social-emotional well-being – to help unlock the full promise of early childhood education.

Steps to becoming a ParentCorps Partner


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Key characteristics of a successful partnership

Small to medium public school district or Head Start grantee that serves culturally diverse children and families

Strong leadership with a commitment to equity

Investment in enhancing family engagement to build strong partnership with families 

Interest in new ways to support children’s social-emotional well-being by engaging all key adults in a child’s life 

Interest in teacher training emphasizing culturally affirming practices

Click to get more information about what we offer, how we partner, and our demonstrated impacts.

What ParentCorps offers

 Early childhood educators participate in ParentCorps Professional Development

Professional Development includes group based experiential training and one-on-one coaching to support pre-K staff to form strong, culturally responsive relationships with families and promote children’s social-emotional well-being.

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Parenting Program is a group based program designed to support families to promote children's early learning and development in a culturally affirming environment.

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Friends School is a classroom-based social emotional learning program based on the wealth of evidence that children’s social-emotional learning is a critical foundation for school success and lifelong health.

How we partner for sustainability 

One of the key pillars of ParentCorps is that we don’t simply provide services and leave – rather, we focus on capacity-building to help systems to center families and child social-emotional well-being in the pre-K experience. We are committed to integrating in partner systems and building together year by year. What this looks like over time: 

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In close partnership, ParentCorps leads all training and coaching

Through a train the trainer model, ParentCorps supports partners to take the lead on  training and coaching 

Partners lead training and coaching to fully embed ParentCorps in their pre-K experience. This unlocks:

  • New possibilities to expand across all pre-K sites

  • Long-term sustainability

  • Lower-cost partnership

ParentCorps’ work in action
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pre-K sites with ParentCorps nationwide


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Where ParentCorps currently partners

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“ParentCorps is more than just professional development for staff or another parent meeting for parents. It’s an experience that gives you space to reflect on your past and how it has shaped your present. It builds community and connection as well as strengthens relationships amongst staff and families.”


Kecia Rorie, Operations Director, Starfish Family Services

“ParentCorps includes deep, skilled and intentional training in equity which helps ParentCorps teachers recognize and build off the unique assets that each caregiver brings... In this context, parents don’t feel judged and both parents and children can bloom.”


Lis Stevens, Program Officer, Bezos Family Foundation

“I like that the values and belief system behind ParentCorps are very parent-centered, family-centered. ParentCorps offers a lot of information to parents that is actually evidence-based.”


Ruben Fermín, NYC Early Childhood Social Worker

Are you a philanthropic funder, Head Start grantee, or a school district interested in partnership? We want to hear from you!

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