Best Practices

COOL CULTURE & YOU

As the Cultural Liaison, you are the primary contact between Cool Culture and the families of your early childhood center.

By sharing your enjoyment of culture, YOU can inspire parents to go beyond their comfort zones and use cultural experiences to expand their children’s interests and love of learning.

Cool Culture provides the tools you'll need to assist parents: workshops, parent resources, the annual Cool Culture Fair and more.

Cool Resources for Your Families

The Cool Culture Family Pass provides families with unlimited, free visits to 90 cultural institution partners.

Cool Culture provides all participating families with a subscription to our quarterly magazine, Family Time; a monthly e-mail newsletter, e-Family Time, with up-to-date information on cultural happenings; and activity guides.

 

Your Professional Development

As a member of our community of Cultural Liaisons, you'll receive training and professional development that will provide you with the educational tools you'll need to inspire families to make cultural visits. This includes pre- and post-visit learning activities, questions and discussion guides that foster verbal literacy, and ways to link visits to the classroom curriculum.

Each workshop takes place at some of New York City’s best-known cultural centers, providing Cultural Liaisons with a valuable opportunity to tour our partner institutions throughout the five boroughs.

Reach out to your colleagues to share your expertise, cultural experiences, and innovative ideas for engaging families! As a trusted resource for families, you are the person that brings our cultural institution partners to life.