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Parent University

Parent University logoParent University is a community collaboration led by the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District. Through Parent University, Broadalbin-Perth partners with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources and the confidence to become full partners in their children’s education.

The goal of Parent University is to increase parent involvement in B-P schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life. Research has shown that parents can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas.

Parent University events take place in the evening and on weekends, making them convenient for working parents. Many events are appropriate for the whole family, while free child care is available at other events. Advance registration is requested for some events to assist with planning.

Parents who participate in multiple Parent University events during the same school year are eligible to receive prizes!

Upcoming Parent University Events


Wednesday, Jan. 10  |  6:30 p.m.

Coping with Stress & Anxiety

Thursday, Jan. 18  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Virtual AP Room  |  REGISTER

Dr. Gina Cosgrove of Campbell House Psychological Associates returns for an encore presentation that will provide parents with practical tips for helping children cope with stress and anxiety in healthy ways.

S’cool Moves

Wednesday, March 21  |  6:30 p.m.

Technology and Setting Limits

Tuesday, March 27  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Margaret Robin Blowers Auditorium  |  REGISTER

Parents will watch the movie “Screenagers,” then learn how to support their children’s technology use while setting limits. According to the filmmakers, “Screenagers” is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance.

Family Literacy Night, Pre-K & K

Wednesday, May 9  |  6 p.m.  |  TLC Media Center  |  REGISTER

This event, modeled on Scholastic Literacy Events’ Spotlight on Reading, brings teachers, families, and children together as partners to support children’s reading development. During the event, parents and their children will join other families in an interactive group read-aloud and a variety of activities that help reinforce children’s reading skills. Parents will also learn about ways they can build and strengthen their children’s love of reading at home. All of the activities are focused on one goal: to give families opportunities to see and experience their children’s literacy learning in action.