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In 2006, a team from public and private New York State agencies came together to consider how to increase families' ability to nurture positive development in their children, part of the newly created Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) plan. They convened a statewide forum for parenting education providers to present the plan, and the New York State Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP) was launched. NYSPEP actively promotes the importance of universal parenting education as foundational for supporting children's healthy social-emotional development, supporting cross systems efforts to deliver quality, evidence-based parent education programs across New York State. 

As of July 2023, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County is the new lead on this statewide project, working closely with NYSPEP's workgroups and committees. Through 5-year grant funding by NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS), CCE continues NYSPEP's mission of promoting and improving parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge, and behavior with the vision of all children growing up in nurturing families. 

NYSPEP Membership

Subscribing membership in NYSPEP is free and open to the public. Providers, parents, and community members are welcome to join. You'll receive the NYSPEP eNews in your inbox. Our newsletter informs of professional development opportunities, resources that can benefit parents and primary caregivers of children. Why not join NYSPEP now?

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