South Orangetown Central School District

Family Engagement Center

Upcoming Events and Programs

Since 2019, SOCSD has proudly partnered with Rockland 21C to offer ParentChild+, a research-based, early childhood literacy and parent support program. Designed for families who may not have access to preschool or face other challenges, ParentChild+ features twice-weekly, 30-minute home visits with a bilingual, early learning specialist over a two-year period. There is no cost to participate and ParentChild+ families receive free books and educational toys each week as part of the program. View brochure: English | Espa├▒ol

To learn more, contact Family Engagement Center Coordinator AJ Walker at [email protected] or (845) 680-1137,

About the FEC

The South Orangetown Family Engagement Center (FEC) promotes active parent involvement to support student success, from pre-K through graduation. All programs and services are offered at no cost and include:

Parent Education

  • Workshops on topics of interest, offered in partnership with our schools
  • 1:1 and small group training sessions on topics requested by parents or schools to help families better access school district tools and resources
  • Online classes about growth mindset, executive function and more
  • Book group discussions focused on education and parenting


  • Monthly playgroups for South Orangetown families with children ages 1-4

Drop-In Resource Center

  • Get referrals to community agencies and information about college, careers and internship opportunities
  • Computer access available for families

The South Orangetown Family Engagement Center (FEC) is part of the Rockland 21C Collaborative for Children and Youth, whose mission is to ensure the optimal development of every child by building a comprehensive support system that links family, school and community.


Family Engagement Center
South Orangetown Middle School
160 Van Wyck Road, Room 308
Blauvelt, NY 10913

Alexandra (AJ) Walker
Office: (845) 680-1137