303 West 8th Street
(The entrance is on the 10th Street side of Central Office)
Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Parent Center Liaison Dr. Stacey Blalock Henry
WHY A PARENT CENTER?
Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers. The social, emotional, mental and physical development is dependent upon the family. We know that early years are the most important learning years, therefore, strong and healthy families are a MUST in helping to shape a child’s first years. Parent/Family Centers can help families meet the challenges of societal pressures and provide supportive educational programs and materials for children and families. The center can teach parents how to observe developmental growth of their children and how to support that growth in appropriate ways. We also offer programs that teach families how to develop a positive self-concept or self-esteem in all family members. This develops positive guidance techniques and the ability to accept responsibility.A Parent/Family center is an environment that promotes positive relationships between the family, school, and community. Programs and services are provided to meet and support the community’s needs.
WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED?
After-School Assistance: Our assistance includes helping students with homework assignments and other projects. Parent or responsible adult must accompany child to the center & remain with child.
AR Leveled Books: Books are color coded & available to assist students achieve their AR goals. Books must be read while at the Parent Center.
Computers: There are eight internet connected computers that can be used to complete assignments, job searches, online classes, etc.
Reading Fair Board Assistance: Letter cutting machine and preprinted story elements are available.
Lamination & Copier: For those documents that you would like to preserve, we have lamination of one-page documents, and a copy machine to make copies of important documents.
Practical Parenting Family Sessions: Six one-hour family sessions are scheduled throughout the year. Topics may include: Understanding Your Role as a Parent, Resolving Homework Issues, Communication within the Family, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Building Self-esteem within the Family, etc. Sessions include handouts & quick-tips. All members of the family are invited to attend. A schedule is available at the Parent Center.