The Parenting Center
Ms. Karen Weiland
Elementary Social Worker
p: (973) 762 - 5600 ext 1850
The Parenting Center is founded on the belief that occasionally every parent needs support - often just a conversation with peers and/or professionals - to help with parenting issues and concerns. We are here to support parents and families in our school district. Participation is voluntary, free and on an "as needed" basis.
The Parenting Center:
- Sponsors an evening speaker series addressing parents' most common concerns. Speakers are nationally known experts as well as local professionals.
- Hosts parenting support groups on a variety of topics, including closing the achievement gap, parenting children with ADD or attentional difficulties, and supporting students whose families have recently immigrated from Haiti.
Presents parenting workshops on topics ranging from sibling rivalry, to bullying, to helping children eat more healthfully (a nominal fee is charged for some workshops).
Runs an annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Supports the JumpStart program which provides an array of services for K-2 struggling learners.
- Has a directory of local, state and national resources available to parents.
Offers an opportunity for parents to share ideas and resources by participating in our Parent Information Exchange.
Has an extensive library of parenting literature and videos which parents can use.
Creates publications with parenting tips on a variety of topics.