Family Resources

Berkeley Parents Network

This Web site contains thousands of pages of recommendations and advice contributed by members of the Berkeley Parents Network, a parent-to-parent email network for the community of parents in the Berkeley, California area. Originally called "UCB Parents" upon its founding in 1993, this network is run by a group of volunteer parents, who send out 10–12 e-mail newsletters each week to nearly 20,000 local parents.

Children and Schools

Most PSR children and teenagers attend Berkeley public schools. Parents generally find these schools to be educationally excellent. In addition, Berkeley has a good parochial elementary school and high school, which some families prefer. There are many day care and nursery school programs in Berkeley, but the high cost of these services is a concern for many families.