Since 1987, this non-profit has encouraged collaboration between parents, teachers and students and has taught…More the parents and teachers of more than one and a half million disadvantaged youth how to give their children and students the best chance for educational success.</p>
<p>Their programs include free classes to parents on how to foster a positive learning environment for their children and how to navigate the school system in order to better their children's chances of going to college and workshops for teachers on how to interact with parents and learn best teaching practices.</p>
<p>Parents and teachers who would like to take advantage of these free resources (offered in sixteen languages) should visit their website to see if their students' school is involved with the program already, and if it's not, how to go about bringing about a partnership with PIQE. </p>
Habitot Children's Museum 2065 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA94704 Habitot Children's Museum is a hands-on discovery museum for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The museum operates…More year-round exhibits, classes and performances as well as a literacy program and toy lending library. For parents, Habitot offers parenting classes, parent support groups, a family resource center and more. For teachers, the museum holds teacher training programs.
Bright Horizons at Bayer 921 Parker St, Berkeley, CA94710 Bright Horizons is a childcare provider with locations worldwide. This facility provides services for children ranging…More in age from infants to five years. Daily snacks are provides and classes are divided into groups based on age. Back-up care, parenting seminars and parents' night out programs are offered.
This office in Lower Sproul Plaza assists veterans, transfer students from community or other colleges, younger…More students who are financially independent, students who are also parents, and re-entry students, defined loosely as people who have been away from school five years or more. </p>
<p>The office has comfy couches and computer workstations, coffee, a microwave and a study pod for parents with toys and books for kids. Peer and professional counselors are on hand to help ease adult students into (or back into) the Cal experience. </p>
Birthways 1600 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 Birthways is a volunteer-run non-profit providing resources on birthing and parenting to families in the East…More Bay. It has a lending library, online resource database, newsletter, referral line and offer classes and a volunteer doula program. For low-income parents, it offers free doulas and advocates for the mother who have been shown to lead to all sorts of positive results. See the website to apply.
The Model School 2330 Prince St, Berkeley, CA94705 Just off the buiness-heavy Telegraph Avenue on Price Street in a modest structure is the home of The Model School…More Comprehensive Learning center. As a learning center dedicated to human growth and development, The Model School is geared not only toward children but the staff and parents as well. The school provides a true alternative for parents who want a comprehensive educational program for their children in an ideally prepared humanistic developmental learning environment.
The Snuggery 2008 McGee Ave, Berkeley, CA94703 The Snuggery is a development preschool for children between two and six years. The school day includes arts and crafts,…More storytelling, music, free play, puppet shows and nature studies. It also has neighborhood walks and field trips to the fire station and the Berkeley Marina. The Snuggery also has special festivals on holidays like Halloween, Christmas and the Chinese New Year. It strongly encourages parents to attend parent-teacher conferences and potluck dinners whenever possible.
Bay Area Children First 1400 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 Founded by a psychotherapist, this Berkeley non-profit provides counseling, therapy and parenting support services and…More classes to Bay Area children and their families. It specializes in children and families in foster care and those experiencing trauma because of death, divorce, substance abuse, domestic violence and other issues. Bay Area Children First also provides professional training sessions and workshops for child welfare agencies and parents, foster or otherwise, of neglected and abused children.
Through the Looking Glass 2198 6th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Through the Looking Glass is a national advocacy organization for parents with disabilities and their families, as well…More as children with disabilities. Its services include developmental services, relationship support, research, adaptive equipment, training and education. It specializes with children and adults on the autism spectrum, developmental disabilities, deafness and hearing impairments, as well as other disabilities.
STE Consultants 2560 9th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Since 2003, STE Consultants has been providing Applied Behavior Analysis to disabled people in the local community. The…More consultants offer early intervention services; behavioral, social and parental skill training classes; inclusion support and 3-10 services. Contact STE Consultants during regular business hours for more information.
A Better Way 3200 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA94703 A Better Way is a non-profit organization that provides mental health, parenting, housing and therapy resources to…More children and families. The association attempts to reunite children with their biological families when possible and provides foster home placements or adoption plans when it is not.
Berkeley Public Education Foundation 1835 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA94703 The Berkeley Public Education Foundation brings together parents, teachers, volunteers and donors to enrich the…More experience of Berkeley public school students. With the donations received, it provides grants for field trips, visits from creative types, expands libraries and funds teacher improvement programs.