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Parent University offers resources, videos, workshops, and system updates to support the needs of your family. Our program goals align with the BCPS Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence - Focus Area 4 - Community Engagement and Partnerships. 

"Communicate, engage, and partner with our parents and communities. Strong and successful schools are supported by engaged families, neighbors, and businesses. Every school deserves investment and involvement from the greater community to meet student needs and prepare our future workforce."

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Looking to learn more about helping your child in math or reading? Maybe you need some information on social-emotional support? Have questions about preparing for college or filling out applications? You'll want to see all of the amazing offerings on our schedule. We work with BCPS educators, central offices, and community partners to offer a library of workshops, panel discussions, support groups, and more! Check out some of the highlighted events below.

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Browse our Digital Resource Library 
Parent U has organized a comprehensive library of BCPS created and community resources. We are consistently building and adding new information so check back often.


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Video Library
We have compiled a list of BCPS and community-created videos for families to use when supporting their child's learning. Search the list for instructional videos, Parent U Shows, stories for preschoolers and more!


Attention BCPS Staff: Email parentu@bcps.org for information on how to join our Schoology group, where you can access all of our Parent University resources and discussion board. 



Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn -The Student Support Team (SST) -What You Need to Know
January 12 - 6:30 PM
January 25- 12:30 PM


Participants will learn about the Student Support Team (SST) process in BCPS, including the continuum of supports and services to assist students in accessing the general education program. Participants will discuss the various functions of the SST, such as the development and monitoring of SST Plans, which are general education intervention plans, as well as determining eligibility for 504 Plans. Tips for effective problem-solving and collaborating with school staff will also be shared. Register today!

Lunch & Learn - Using an Assertive Voice to Set Limits Respectfully
January 20- 12:30 PM
April 21 - 12:30 PM

In this session, we will discuss how the skill of assertiveness along with the power of attention support the concept that what you focus on you get more of. Strategies for how to set limits respectfully, advocate for yourself, and teach your child(ren) to do so will be shared and discussed.

We will offer 2 opportunities for this session.

Register today!

Stock Market Game - Spring Session
January 31 - April 8 

The Stock Market Game teaches the importance of saving and investing. Family teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learn the value of the capital markets as they work together to maximize the return of their portfolios. No experience required, learn as you go using provided resources.

 Register today!

Does your organization have a presentation that Parent University should consider offering? Please provide us information using our Proposal Form.



Need to contact us?

Email: parentu@bcps.org

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