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Common Core State Standards – Tips to Help You & Your Children

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By: Staff Report

Young Urban Moms, please join us in welcoming The Committee of Hispanic Children & Families!

Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City on Saturday, September 8th. Please join us in welcoming our team of speakers, panel experts and most importantly, community friends.

Organization: The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. (CHCF)

Workshop: What You Need to Know About the Common Core State Standards: Tips to Help You & Your Children

What are the Common Core State Standards?  The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an initiative that provides a clear list of what students should learn in K-12 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. They were designed to ensure that students graduating from high school have the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and pursue careers.  In New York, the CCSS begin in pre-kindergarten. The CCSS will take effect at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.

What are some requirements for the effective implementation of the CCSS?

  • Students must receive instructional supports and resources in the schools
  • Effective instruction will require monitoring a student’s progress closely
  • Will require a statewide set of appropriate English proficiency standards and assessments for ELLs
  • Accurate translations of the CCSS for parents
  • Bilingual supports in the school system
  • A plan to help schools and students transition to the CCSS
  • Qualified teachers
  • Coursework that develops foundational skills in English and opportunities for classroom interaction

Workshop will provide parents with tips in English and Spanish on what they can do to help their children with reading, writing, speaking, listening and language acquisition skills from pre-K to 3rd grade.

Fun Fact: The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. (CHCF) will be giving another workshop on Finding Quality Child Care in NYC at the Young Moms Conference on Saturday, September 8th. Please register at

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