• Parent University


  • The Providence Parent University is designed to help families enhance their personal and parenting skills and knowledge. Skills gained will improve parents' and guardians' confidence to monitor child's progress for improved grades, literacy skills, social skills, and attendance. The fundamental objective is family-school coexistence.

    Zoom link to join Webinar:

    For more information, contact the Office of Family and Community Engagement at (401) 456-0686 or email face@ppsd.org.


    • All sessions start at 6:00 p.m.
    • Spanish interpretation services will be provided.
    • To request interpretation for other languages, call (401) 456-0686 (two days in advance).
    • Workshops will be offered on Zoom.
    • Free to all Providence Public Schools parents.
    • Fun give-a-ways at the end of each session.


    April 2024

    Tuesday, April 9 
    6:00 p.m.

    Understanding Your Child's Social-Emotional Development
    All Grades

    Participants will learn key signs and information to better understand their children's emotional and social development as we uncover the biases that keep us from understanding each other.

    Thursday, April 11 
    6:00 p.m.

    Childhood Trauma and Effects on Brain Development
    All Grades

    This presentation will explore the topic of childhood trauma, types of trauma, and the effects of trauma in childhood on brain development.

    Thursday, April 23
    6:00 p.m.

    Unlocking Little Minds: Understanding Preschool Behavior
    Families of Early Childhood Students

    Increase awareness of your child's social emotional development and behavior. Understand the meaning behind behavior and ways to address it.

    Thursday, April 25
    6:00 p.m.

    CCRI Adult Education and Multi-Language Learning
    All Grades

    Come and learn more about how CCRI is supporting adult learners. Learn how to get connected to GED or High School Equivalence programs, language instruction, and scholarships to return to college.

    Monday, April 29
    6:00 p.m.

    Helping Families Facing Housing Insecurity
    All Grades

    PPSD's Family Engagement Office and Crossroads are working together to help PPSD families living in temporary housing arrangements and other helpful resources.


    May  2024

    Tuesday, May 7 
    6:00 p.m.

    Post-Pandemic Impacts on School-Age Youth Mental Health
    All Grades

    This workshop will explore mental health challenges among youth before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, including groups that may be more vulnerable, changes in behavior patterns, and ways in which schools can identify needs and implement programs to best support these youth.

    Tuesday, May 14 
    6:00 p.m.

    Understanding Your Child's IEP: Workshop for Parents of Students with Disabilities
    All Grades

    This workshop will help parents better understand special education services as listed in the Individual Education Program, or IEP.

    Thursday, May 16
    6:00 p.m.

    Strategizing for Educational Equity
    All Grades

    Participants will learn how PPSD's Office of Equity and Belonging is leveraging its resources, as part of its strategy to advance educational equity for young people.

    Thursday, May 23
    6:00 p.m.

    Understanding My Child's ACCESS Scores/How I Can Support their Language Acquisition
    MLL Students Only

    Parents who attend this session will walk away with a better understanding of the ACCESS test, what their child's ACCESS scores mean, and how they can best support their child's continued language development.

    Tuesday, May 28
    6:00 p.m.

    Understand Your Teenager's Brain Development - What is GOOD for the Brain?
    Middle/High School Only

    This training focuses on the healthy development of the teenage brain and how it impacts decision making.

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