Resources for Families | 2Generation Programs

Families that are currently enrolled in Early Childhood at Manny Cantor Center and Educational Alliance Head Start programing are invited to participate in these additional support and enrichment programs.


 Our 2Generation program is the first of its kind in New York City. Our program empowers all families to thrive through high quality parenting programming, college access and employment services, and resources to achieve financial stability. 

ADULT EDUCATION AND CAREER PATHWAY Offered in partnership with NYU and CUNY, free classes include pre-high-school equivalency prep, high-school equivalency prep, college prep, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). 

FAMILY WELL-BEING PATHWAY We provide caregivers the opportunity to develop their parenting skills through workshops, support groups and individualized goal setting. 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PATHWAY Parents and caregivers have a voice in their child’s education through our Parent Policy Council. Governance training helps families learn how to fully participate and advocate for their children’s education and the needs of our community. 

To enroll, contact Adriana Delgado or 646-395-4218

For Adult Education, contact Croilot Semexan or 646-395-4288


This 6-week series promotes and teaches positive and effective parenting behaviors, which in turn promote children’s social and emotional development and address the challenging behaviors and mental health needs of children. This series is also very interactive and it’s a great opportunity for parents that are having challenges with their child’s behaviors, moods, communication, etc.

Positive Solutions – Chinese speaking cohort

Wednesdays 9am-11am @ MCC

  1. 2/5/20
  2. 2/12/20
  3. 2/26/20
  4. 3/4/20
  5. 3/11/20
  6. 3/18/20

Positive Solutions – English speaking cohort

Wednesdays 12p-2p @ MCC

  1. 2/12/20
  2. 2/26/20
  3. 3/4/20
  4. 3/11/20
  5. 3/18/20
  6. 3/25/20

To enroll please contact Adriana Delgado 646-395-4218 or

Chinese speakers: Contact Shuang Sophia Xu-Dehls 646-395-4222 or


Our experienced early childhood teachers work with one adult and one child between the ages of 3 – 5 years old. Families attend 6 workshops for 90 minutes each week and continue art projects at home. Families will receive snacks, family journals, art materials and a MetroCard if needed.

Click here to apply now. Your registration will be confirmed after you apply.


In partnership with BMCC and City Tech, Educational Alliance offers ESOL classes at MCC on weekday mornings at 9:30am. Class days vary depending on proficiency level. Our next intake session will take place on April 6th at 9:30am.

To register contact Rita Ma by emailing


As part of our We the People Initiative, Educational Alliance hosts citizenship classes in partnership with Chinese Progressive Association. Last year, 13 participants became US Citizens. For more information, email opens in a new windowMonica Lugo, or call 212-780-2300.