Monday, May 24, 2010

Hoboken Public Schools Early Childhood Workshop- May 25

A growing body of research indicates that many children start school not ready to learn not because they do not know their letters or numbers but because they lack one critical ability: the ability to regulate their social, emotional, and cognitive behaviors. Current research shows that self-regulation – often called executive function -- has a stronger association with academic achievement than IQ or entry-level reading or math skills. Tools of the Mind was begun in the district in 2008 and remains one of the many legacies of the curriculum revision process. -Dr. Petrosino

The 2nd Annual Parent Conference is a day of 2-hour workshops on a variety of topics for parents, including strategies for supporting literacy, math and science elements of the Tools of the Mind curriculum at home, transitioning to Kindergarten, and supporting children with special needs—to name a few of the topics that will be covered.

Additional topics covered include dealing with developmental disabilities and children with special needs, various flu vaccines, and behavioral discipline strategies for the family.

The workshops are open to all Hoboken parents and caregivers, regardless of whether they have a child in the public school system.

Complimentary meals are being served before each workshop session, and childcare is also being offered free-of-charge to attendees. The workshops are being held at Joseph F. Brandt School at 215 9th Street (between Park and Garden).

If you have any questions, email Nellie Moyeno, at for more information.

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

  • Morning Session: 9:30 – 11:30AM
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 2:30PM
  • Evening Session: 6:00 – 8:00PM