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About SMART Parents . . .

Community School District 18 has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Parent Involvement in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education grant to stimulate parents to become informed, active proponents for high quality science, mathematics and technology (SMT) reform education. The SMART Parents (Science, Mathematics And Related Technology for Parents) program will provide strategies and materials for parents to support their children's SMT education. One of the goals of SMART Parents is to develop leadership teams of parents in each of the elementary and middle schools in CSD 18. The SMART Parents program will provide content courses in math and science and workshops in computer technology for all district parents. Children and parents will work together during evening Family Science and Math sessions. There will be evening and Saturday family excursions to places around New York City that feature science and math programs.


The Resource Center. . .

  • provides parent and teacher co-facilitated Science, Math and Technology evening workshops;
  • delivers standards based (SMT) content courses for parents;
  • arranges trips to informal science and math institutions;
  • provides a lending resource center for science and math materials;
  • develops and distributes take-home kits (grades K-8) for parents and children so they may engage in math and science activities at home.


Location & Hours of operation . . .

The SMART Parents Resource Center is housed at:
Public School 244
Room 205
5400 Tilden Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203

The SMART Parents Resource Center is open Monday through Friday 8:40 AM to 3:00 PM. Please call to arrange a visit.


Contact the SMART Parents program...

Phone: (718) 566-2743




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