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