Parent Cafe's are workshops and classes for Highlander families, friends and community members. The topics are chosen by Highlander families and reflect the needs of our community.
Parent Cafe's are scheduled for 5:30pm and include childcare and snacks. Oftentimes, there is also a door prize or raffle for participants!
Research shows that "family involvement supports children’s learning and growth across the developmental continuum—from birth through young adulthood. Parents’ interactions and activities help shape children’s readiness for school, and consistent engagement during children’s elementary years is also related to positive academic and behavioral outcomes. Family engagement remains important in adolescence and predicts healthy youth behaviors and higher rates of college enrollment." (Harvard Family Research Project)
Parent Cafe's also allow Highlander to research a broader network of community members by offering services (through classes and workshops) that support the needs of our Broad Street/ South Providence neighbors.
For our Fall 2012 Parent Cafe schedule, contact Tatiana Romero-Pagan at 401-277-2600 x107.