Better Together!" is a community-based, parent-run effort to create meaningful connections and conversations about what works and what parents can do together to build an even stronger neighborhood. Most importantly, it provides a network of support for young children and their families. While the children participate in a kid's cafe' program, parents utilize this time to develop social networks, promote healthy parent-child relationships and connect with community networks. These conversations are instrumental in providing a safe and respectful environment to communicate on topics important to them; learn from each others collective knowledge on topics such as parenting, gardening, family activities and work together to develop ways to make their neighborhoods more "family friendly".
Brooktondale's parent conversations in 2014 were led by parent leaders Janelle and Elissa in conjunction with Brooktondale Community Center, Brooktondale Food Pantry, Caroline Youth Commission and CCE-Tompkins as community partners.
A twice weekly playgroup meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am-noon at the Brooktondale Community Center. Children up to age five are welcome! Please contact Kate VanZile-Hunt at (607) 227-8951 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Brooktondale's parent conversations were led by parent leaders Janelle and Elissa in conjunction with Brooktondale Community Center, Brooktondale Food Pantry, Caroline Youth Commission and CCE-Tompkins as community partners.
There has been a toddler and preschool age playgroup meeting at the Brooktondale Community Center. It is currently not active, but if you would like to run host such a group, please contact Pat Bhrel at email@example.com.
To join the Brooktondale area listserv, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Groton's parent conversations in 2014 were facilitated by parent leaders Dawn and Lila in cooperation with community partners from CCE-Tompkins, Groton's Families! and Tompkins Community Action's Head Start and Early Head Start.
To find out how to implement this project in your community, please contact Elizabeth Wolff at (607) 272-2292 ext. 265 or email@example.com.
Last updated November 23, 2015