It is our mission to support the academic, social, and emotional development of all PS1 students inside and outside of the classroom. We provide resources to assist our students to become motivated, engaged, independent, and confident learners within our collaborative, inquiry-based curriculum.
Our Learning Support Team provides a network of support for children, teachers, and parents. The LEARN team includes the Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning, the Child Development Specialist, and the Learning Specialist.
As a team, these professionals collaborate with teachers in fostering a nurturing and rigorous program that challenges each student in their classroom community.
In addition to student support services, PS1 also holds frequent Parent Education events for parents to learn from others, ask questions, and engage in open dialogue. Recent topics led by our Child Development Specialist or Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning have included: Your Emerging Adolescent, Sibling Rivalry, Cognitive Guided Instruction for Mathematics, and Social Development and Friendships. Evening events have included panel discussions (led by experts in the fields) on Gender Identity, Gratitude, and Children and Digital Media, and lectures by renowned authors Michael Thompson, Lori Getz, Regina Pally, Yalda Uhls, Richard Louv, and Madeline Levine. PS1 is also a member of Common Sense Media, which provides resources and hosts events for parents around the Los Angeles area focused on digital citizenship.