More than 1,600 parents enroll in Parent University each year. Enrollees can pick courses on subjects like English as a second language, parenting techniques, nutrition, and mental health. Ruiz says some of the courses have a special focus on how parents can keep their families healthy.
As a new school year gets underway, a years-long push to better prepare kindergartners in “high-need” areas across Napa Valley for their first year of school is being lauded as a success. But, the new year also marks a turning point for the effort, known as the Napa Valley Early Learning Initiative; one that could put its progress at peril.
Residents of Sonoma Valley can learn how they can help those targeted by President Trump’s deportation orders at a “Know Your Rights” event from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 7, — or how they can prepare, if they are among the targeted.
Like many universities, this one offers a wide variety of classes, culminates with a graduation ceremony and has its own motto: "Making a difference one parent at a time." Napa Valley Parent University, in northern California, enrolls only parents...
College Readiness series at McPherson Elementary School being highlighted in the Napa Valley Register. The program was offered in four sessions throughout February to parents of Youth Leadership Program students at McPherson Elementary School.
Sonoma Valley Parent University, highlighted in the Sonoma Sun. Currently, we're offering classes at both El Verano and Sassarini Elementary Schools in Sonoma.
With a "Parent University" program, schools can educate parents on everything from family nutrition to preparing kids for kindergarten and using technology at home. In the process, parents gain confidence and become more engaged in their children’s academic programs and larger community.