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Parents Information

ESL, GED, Workshops, and Services

Children succeed when their families succeed.

MARC provides free ESL, twice each week, and GED-preparation programs so that parents can more actively participate in their children’s’ educations, while increasing their own opportunities and earning potential.

Parents can also benefit through our:
  • Quarterly nutrition and health-awareness workshops.
  • Social work support.
  • Health and nutrition support.

Family Literacy program. This highly demanded program is expanding to include an intermediate level.

Health & Nutrition

We are committed to supporting both the education and health of children and their parents. In addition to health center referrals, MARC also provides nutritious meals and snacks for children and nutrition and health programs for both children and their parents. MARC holds nutritional and health awareness workshops for parents on a quarterly basis.

“MARC does an amazing job at prioritizing nutrition. They've demonstrated their commitment by actually changing the foods and beverages they serve to the kids,” said Brooke Bennett, Nutrition Coordinator, Bronx Healthy Hearts/Bronx Health REACH.

As part of our commitment to provide referrals for families at community health centers, we have relationships we work with groups such as the Walton Family Health Center, Morris Heights Medical Center and Bronx Health REACH.

Information for Parents

Our programs are proven to help to increase children’s academic and intellectual skills and in 2006, all children in our programs went on to their next grade level at school.

If you would like your child to come to join MARC’s programs, please complete our sign-up form and read more about our programs. Parents are always encouraged to participate in our programs.

Read the Parent’s Handbook (PDF).

MARC Pre-Kindergarten
We offer both half-day and full-day programs, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our Pre-Kindergarten programs are for children age two-years-and-nine-months to four years. Read more about our Pre-Kindergarten program.

MARC After School & Summer
MARC's after school program serves children ages 5 years to 12 years.

After School programs run:

  • After school, during the school year. Five days a week. 3p.m. to 6p.m.
  • Summers, five days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our summer program provides academic, recreational and art activities that continue to complement school curriculums. Summer students also go to Ican Stadium on Randall's Island, take recreational trips to parks, bowling alleys, skating rinks and receive weekly visual arts instruction from the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as monthly museum visits.

During the school year, MARC provides programs focused on literacy, including:

  • Homework assistance.
  • Cultural enhancement.
  • Art programs.
  • Social and life skills development.
Read more about our After School program.