NfL

Parent Leadership & Education

Parent Leadership & Education 2020-03-13T22:30:05+00:00

Upcoming Meetings

East County Region
Moorpark NfL
612 B Spring St., Moorpark
Friday, April 3 10:00am-11:30am

Oxnard Plains Region
Rio Plaza NfL
3300 Cortez St., Oxnard
CANCELLED- Friday, March 13 9:00am-10:30am

West County Region
Will Rogers NfL
316 Howard St., Ventura
CANCELLED- Friday, March 20 9:30am-11:00am

Parents are their child’s first teacher which includes learning about their needs for optimal health, accessing resources and advocating for their social, emotional, behavioral, and intellectual care. Because the brain forms lifelong pathways to learning and behavior before age 5, every child’s road to achievement begins with policies and systems that elevate early learning quality and access.

Parent Advisory Groups:

Parent Advisory Groups empower parents to have a voice and advocate for early care resources that help to improve program quality, access, and affordability so that young children, particularly those living in low-income communities of color, can be ready for school and achieve key academic milestones.

Parent Leader Network:

Parents who want a deeper level of engagement beyond the Parent Advisory Groups may be interested in the Parent Leader Network. The Parent Leader Network (PLN) was formed in March 2018 with support from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP). Its purpose is to provide a space for parents in EC-LINC communities like Ventura County to collaborate with and support each other, represent the parent perspective in EC-LINC and advocate for parent voice and leadership in early childhood systems in alignment with the Manifesto for Race Equity & Parent Leadership.

Parent Education:

Parent education opportunities will be available for parent/caregivers to advance their understanding of child development and parenting practices. The Neighborhoods for Learning Program will work with parents to identify what topics parents/caregivers want to learn.