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    Designed to meet the growing needs of the Petal community, the Petal School District’s Center for Families and Children offers a coordinated cluster of community resources and services in an accessible “one-stop” family support center. As a certified Excel By 5 community, Petal strives to provide families of pre-school age children with the support and resources needed to insure that their children enter kindergarten healthy, happy and eager to learn.

     

    Our resources and services:

     

    Families with pre-school age children:

    • Welcome Packets

    • Home Visit Parenting Program - Parents as Teachers

    • Parent Workshops

    • Developmental Screenings (speech/language/hearing/vision)       

    • Early Interventionist

    • Family Support Agency Referral

    • Educational Toy Lending Library

    • Playshops

    • Dolly Parton Imagination Library

    • Kids’ Health Fair

    • Resources for Child Care Providers

    • C.H. Johnson Head Start Program (available for three and four year olds)

    • C.H. Johnson Early Head Start Program (available for 8 weeks to three years) 

     

    Families with school-age children:

    • Educational Resources Check-Out Program

    • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mentoring Program

    • Kids’ Health Fair

    • Computer Lab 

     

    Adults in the family:

    • Parenting Resources (available for families to check out)

    • Directory of and Referral to Family Support Agencies

    • Parent Workshops

    • Computer Lab

    • A Community Workroom (provides access to an

       ellison die cutter and laminator for special projects)

     

    Hours of operation:

    Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 8:00 - 4:30

    Tuesdays 8:00 - 6:00

    Fridays 8:00 - 3:30

    Open Year Round/Closed on School Holidays

     
Last Modified on February 3, 2015