Our 2Generation program is The first of its kind in New York City. This program is designed to strengthen family functioning, enhance family financial stability, help parents overcome obstacles to furthering their education, and inform parents about education options as their children progress in school. We simultaneously provide high-quality early childhood education while also offering caregivers with educational programming opportunities such as the following:
College Access and Career Success
Partnering with NYU and CUNY we developed a partnership that provides low-income parents of children enrolled in our Early Childhood Programs with adult education. Classes include Pre-High School Equivalency prep, High School Equivalency prep, College prep, and ESOL. This program provides guidance leading to higher educational opportunities and enhanced financial security.
To learn more about our Career Services Success click here.
High School Equivalency schedule click here.
ESOL schedule click here.
We provide caregivers the opportunity to develop their parenting skills through workshops and support groups. Participants work with Family Mentors to develop individualized family goals. Caregiver support groups are available and offered throughout the school year.
Leadership and Advocacy
Through the 2Generation program, caregivers are able to participate first-hand in their child's education through our Parent Policy Council. Governance training is provided to help you learn how to fully participate and advocate for your child's education and the needs of your community.
This program receives financial support from the New York State Education Department, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
Educational Alliance Parenting Centers
Our Parenting Centers are a place for caregivers and children to explore, connect, discover, laugh, sing, dance, and learn. Neighborhood families interact in a caring and nurturing environment.
Manny Cantor Center
We have resources for babies, toddlers, caregivers, parents, and soon-to-be parents. Some of our offerings are childbirth classes, play date drop-ins, new parent drop-ins, music classes, special needs parent supports groups, and sports. Learn more >
The Parenting Family and Early Childhood Center at the 14th Street Y
The Parenting Family and Early Childhood Center at the 14th Street Y seeks to provide activities for children, while also offering support, inspiration, and connection to families in our community. The Parenting Family & Early Childhood Center offers expectant mothers, new moms, dads, second- time parents, and caregivers a variety of educational and nurturing programs and classes for young children in the downtown area. Programs include parent/child classes for babies and toddlers, a gradually separating preschool prep program (2x2), toddler camps, a Preschool and a program for children with special needs. Jewish and Reggio values of respect, listening, well-being, and community is central to our mission and are infused throughout our programming. Our professional, caring and nurturing staff has a strong grounding in the arts and provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to explore, play, learn, and develop friendships. Learn more >