Parent Education


K/1 “Parenting and the Ohlone Way”

Karen Freidland-Brown, from Parent’s Place, spoke on success in the early school years in this Parenting and the Ohlone Way event, which was geared to K-1 cluster parents. For more information, see the slides, or visit


California has adopted a new set of academic content standards in language arts and mathematics.  The parent ed event on 10.28.13 explored strategies to help kids develop their understanding of foundations, as well as mathematical thinking and problem solving skills.  For more information, see the Math Resources handout (.docx), the Ohlone parent night presentation(.pptx).


Bilingual Education and the Ohlone M.I. Program

In this parent ed event, Stanford Professor Amado Padilla discussed immersion education and reviewed data collected in the first 5 years of the Ohlone Mandarin Immersion program. For more information, go to


2/3 “Parenting and the Ohlone Way” Discussion

Parents discussed anti-bullying behavior and how to be an upstander, in the context of the school assembly which students had attended that week – “The Power of One.” For more information on the school assembly, visit

Other Community Parent Ed. Opportunities:

Ohlone parents might be interested in the following websites, which are focused on helping the community in the exhilarating tasks of parenting.

  • Understanding & Connecting with Your KidsYMCA’s Project Cornerstone provides a variety of “programs and services to help individuals and communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.” In October 2014, parents are invited to a new program, Understanding & Connecting with Your Kids.
  • Common Sense Media “is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.  We exist because media and entertainment profoundly impact the social, emotional, and physical development of our nation’s children.  As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.”
  • Your Child’s Health University at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford presents “programs to enhance the lives of parents and children”.  Big hits within our community:  the Heart to Heart Seminars, two-part talks on puberty and growing up for parents and their pre-adolescent children.
  • Challenge Success believes “that real success results from attention to the basic developmental needs of children and a valuing of different types of skills and abilities.  In particular, we endorse a vision of success that emphasizes character, health, independence, connection, creativity, enthusiasm, and achievement. Accordingly, we have created Challenge Success with a mission to inform, inspire, and equip youth, parents, and schools with practices that expand options for youth success.”
  • Half Full: Science for Happy Kids This blog is about science-based parenting advice. Christine Carter is a sociologist and the executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and says, “Since I’m reading all the research related to raising happy children anyway, I thought we might as well make it USEABLE to parents. We hope this is a valuable counterpoint to some of the more opinion-based parenting advice platforms that are out there, especially because sorting out fact from fiction can be confusing when it comes to parenting.”
  • Know of other great local or online resources?  Send ’em our way!

Teaching hearts and minds together