The Family Program

The Family Program at Drew Hamilton consists of several components:

  • Parent Workshops
  • Center Parent Committee
    Parent/Child/Family Workshops and Events

Parent Workshops

Drew Hamilton’s Parent Workshops meet once a month to discuss various issues that affect parents, our community and children and their life at school. We focus on what we can do as a team – parents, teachers, and administrative staff – to better our center and give each other the support in making our lives and center better. We offer such workshops as:

  • Roundtable Discussion on curriculum – What would the parents like to see? What do we already offer? How can we combine the two?
  • Nutrition Class – Learn how to cook a quick, fun, delicious and healthy meal.
  • Financial Well-Being Class – A representative from a local bank gives information to our parents about savings for the future, specifically college and retirement savings.
  • Family Support – Sessions helping parents deal with behavioral and emotional issues within their households.
  • Community Concerns/Issues – Discussing the safety and well-being of our children in the community. Representatives from our local precinct speak with our parents about these concerns.

The Center Parent Committee

The Parent Committee is comprised of seven parents of Head Start children. This group meets once a month to discuss current events at the center. It is also a forum where parent concerns can be addressed and brought to the administration. The Center Parent Committee’s scope of involvement includes every aspect of Head Start programming (i.e. menus, field trips, lesson plans, HR practices, program budgeting, etc.).

Parent/Child/Family Workshops and Events

Drew Hamilton Learning Center hosts 6-8 family/child workshop events each year. These workshop events have strong male enrollment components with emphasis on teachable moments and techniques to extend learning. Our workshop events are determined by parent surveys and several are led by parents.

To register

To register for any of our programs, please contact the center at (212) 281-9555.