Friedberg JCC, Parenting Resource Network
is an experienced early childhood professional with a background in teaching, administration and parenting education.
She has a Masters degree in elementary education and believes passionately in the importance of the early years in helping children reach their optimal potential.
Since parents are their child's first teachers, support for parents in that role is essential.
Currently Karen is the Director of the Parenting Resource Network, an initiative of the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside, NY.
This is an information and referral service for parents of young children birth to five, to bring parents and caregivers reliable child development information, parenting skills and connections to community resources.
was a long time member of her
local Mothers' Center
in Merrick, NY, when her
daughter and son were young, became a part time staff member of the NAMC
serving as the Coordinator of Special Events and then joined the Board of Directors.
continues to reside in Merrick with her