Institute for Parenting

Institute for Parenting

Established to help ensure the mental health and well-being of young children and developing families.

A Student’s Story

How MS degree program in Infant Mental Health-Developmental Practice helps her to focus on both body and mind.

Parenting Warmline

During this difficult time, families are coping with heightened emotional distress and need somewhere to turn for help. The Warmline supports and guides caregivers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Institute for Parenting offers career-enhancing continuing education and graduate-level courses in age 0-6 mental health and development, and direct services to families and programs in communities across Long Island and New York City.

What we have to offer...

For Families

The Institute for Parenting provides programs for parents and caregivers that include assessment, guidance, treatment, and/or parenting education for young and developing families.

Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children & Families

A product of the Tenets Initiative of the Irving Harris Foundation, the Diversity-Informed Tenets have guided professionals and programs over the past ten years to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in their work.

Tips for Parents: Reflecting on Fall 2020

News 12 Long Island invited us to their Facebook Live discussion, Parent Preseason, about how parents can prepare for the upcoming school year.

Professional Programs

The Institute for Parenting professional development programs offer 6 units of NYSED Continuing Education hours (CEs) or the equivalent.

Success Stories

We are proud of those in our Infant Mental Health Developmental Practice program.


ParentChild+ helps young children in underserved communities across 15 states. The organization's goal is to use education to break the cycle of poverty for low-income families, engaging early in life to help toddlers, their parents, and their family child care providers access a path to possibility.

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