Parent University

Knowledge and Skills for Stronger Families.

Parent University offers a variety of opportunities, including courses, training, and family events to help parents ensure their children’s success.

The concept of Parent University launched in the 1980s to provide greater opportunities for parent involvement in Kindergarten through 12th-grade schools. Parent Universities have become a promising nationwide program to help families develop knowledge and skills that enable them to be proactive in their children’s learning and growth.


Parent University with Toledo Public Schools

Parent University was launched in 2015 by Toledo Public Schools through Partners In Education. Our goal is to inform and empower parents and help schools and the community form stronger bonds that lead to student success and happy, healthy families. In the fall of 2019, Parent University is transitioning to Toledo Public Schools with some assistance from Partners in Education.


Partners in Education’s Parent University Classes and Services in Partnership with TPS

  • Free 501c3 training for parent and booster organizations affiliated with TPS schools. (Visit Parent University Online to view these virtual trainings). Online class registration occurs when you click on the video.
  • Free consulting services for parent-teacher organizations and booster organizations. For information and help, please call Partners in Education at 419-242-2122. Please allow 48 hours for a response as we are working remotely.

Note: Triple P Parenting Classes (in-person classes were suspended due to COVID-19). Check back in the fall for more information.

For questions regarding other TPS Parent University classes, please contact Alina Rodriguez at [email protected] or 419-671-0413)

Partners in Education would like to thank Toledo-Lucas County Public Library for their partnership on parenting classes.


Toledo Lucas County Public Library

With additional help provided by Aetna and Food for Thought.

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Toledo Public Schools

Toledo Public Schools’ mission is to produce competitive college and career ready graduates through a rigorous curriculum across all grade levels by implementing Ohio’s New Learning Standards with fidelity. Toledo Public Schools serves students of the city of Toledo and is the fourth largest in the state.

Parent University serves Toledo Public Schools by partnering on Parent University as their district-wide parent engagement program, launched in Fall 2015.  Many classes are lead by TPS administrators, teachers, and parents and TPS partners. Together, we are working to support a community of engaged parents who work with their children’s’ schools to enhance student success.

YWCA Northwest Ohio

The YWCA of Northwest Ohio works to eliminate racism and empower women. They provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights in Congress.

We collaborate with YWCA on learning opportunities for parents with young children.

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library provides information, education and technology to help the community live, learn and grow.

TLCPL partners with Parent University to provide programming for parents through the Triple P program as well as programs for nonprofit parent and booster groups. Thank you TLCPL!

Metroparks of the Toledo Area

The mission of Metroparks Toledo is to conserve the region’s natural resources by creating, developing, improving, protecting, and promoting clean, safe, and natural parks and open spaces for the benefit, enjoyment, education, and general welfare of the public.




List of Upcoming Events

We are offering TWO workshops online to watch whenever and wherever you are – with your phone, tablet or computer.

Fundraising Dos and Don’ts

The 411 on the Form 990 and other important compliance forms

Click here to visit Parent University Online


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Check Back for Reschedule Dates for These Classes When Large Group Gatherings Are Possible:

Triple P Positive Parenting Program: Healthy Bedtime Routines Discussion Group

Triple P Positive Parenting Workshop – The Power of Positive Parenting

Triple P Positive Parenting Workshop: Raising Confident, Competent Children 

Triple P Positive Parenting Workshop: Raising Resilient Children



Learn More

For more information on all Parent University classes offered by Toledo Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, contact Alina Rodriguez at [email protected]

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