The MCEC Parent to Parent program empowers parents to be their child’s strongest advocate on educational and social issues through MCEC Parent Workshops. More than 260,000 parents have attended these workshops since the program’s beginning in 2006.
We recognize that you are charting unknown waters right now. As military families, we know you are used to change and uncertainty. We also know that one of the constants for your children has been school and their social networks, both of which have been abruptly halted for the foreseeable future. This is a kind of uncertainty that none of us were prepared for and we want you to know that we are working every day to pull together resources and ideas that you can use to not only help reduce loss of skills but also ease your and your child(ren)’s peace of mind.
Below, you can still find information on our parent programs, but we have curated some resources, webinars and virtual workshops that we believe are of particular value during these uncertain times.
Though we have instructed our community-based Parent to Parent™ teams to cancel their scheduled face-to-face workshops, each of them are busy preparing to present them to you virtually through their Facebook pages and here, on this page of our website.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Judy.Glennon@MilitaryChild.org
As always, we hope that you and your family are safe and well.
A special thank you to Rollie Sampson, District Military Liaison for Moore County Schools, Moore County, North Carolina for providing us with this important and timely information.
Here are some MCEC Parent to Parent resources that may be helpful. From different activities you can do with your children, to resources to help discuss what is happening and hopefully ease some of the challenges you're facing. We will continue to add more as we have them available for you.
The webinars listed here address topics that we believe may be of particular interest and help to you during this challenging time. You can also find our upcoming live webinars on our webinar page.
Here are some additional resources from trusted organizations that may also be helpful during this challenging time.
Find a detailed list of our available workshops by topic and age applicability on the
Parent to Parent Workshop List with Descriptions
The best way to find out about the programs in your area is to email or call the team using the contact information in the sidebar. You may also follow the team Facebook page by entering "Parent to Parent -" and then the city where they are located using the list on the sidebar, i.e. "Parent to Parent - Charleston, SC".
Yes, there is an option to have a team come to your installation for a one time training event. More information about this option can be obtained by contacting the MCEC Parent Programs Manager at the MCEC office (254.953.1923 ext 1142)
A list of program locations can be found in the sidebar. For specific information about vacancies at these locations, as well as training dates, contact the MCEC Parent to Parent Manager at the MCEC office. (254.953.1923 ext. 1142)
Yes. Training for new team members is provided through a hybrid of virtual training and OJT with the community team. An annual update and refresher training is usually held in conjunction with the MCEC National Training Seminar each year in July. All expenses for the training are covered and the participants receive a stipend for completing the training.
MCEC is always looking for great candidates for our Parent to Parent Teams. Vacancies are filled on an on-going basis. Applications for qualified candidates are kept on file until vacancies are identified and slots are filled. Links for team locations, hiring flyers and Parent to Parent Employment Applications are listed below.
Teams with open positions are listed on our Employment Opportunities page.
Click here to download the Parent to Parent Application.
For more information regarding the Parent to Parent Program or employment opportunities for the program, contact us at 254-953-1923 ext. 1142 or contact the Parent Initiatives Program Manager.
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