FREE Parent-Child Education Program – Texas Border Business

 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) is partnering with AVANCE to offer a Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP), a free 9-month program to support parents of 0 to 4-year-olds. Image for illustration purposes
 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) is partnering with AVANCE to supply a Mum or dad-Little one Schooling Program (PCEP), a free 9-month program to assist mother and father of 0 to 4-year-olds. Picture for illustration functions
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PHARR, Texas – Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) is partnering with AVANCE to supply a Mum or dad-Little one Schooling Program (PCEP), a free 9-month program to assist mother and father of 0 to 4-year-olds

Established in 1973, AVANCE is a nationwide, non-profit group, primarily serving Texas, that creates pathways to financial mobility for predominately Latino households by way of top quality, culturally responsive, two-generation programming that ensures school-readiness for younger kids and alternatives for folks to construct social and financial capital. 

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 PSJA ISD is the primary faculty district to companion with AVANCE and supply PCEP to assist mother and father as their youngster’s first instructor and their dwelling as the primary classroom by providing parenting schooling, neighborhood sources, toy making courses, kids’s classes and extra. Along with PSJA ISD, AVANCE is working with Rice College to conduct a research of the PCEP program that can measure the results on mother and father’ communication, social connections, parent-child interactions, and general confidence in parenting. Taking part households also can earn as much as $350 for finishing this system.  

“This system will present holistic wraparound companies for folks with kids ages 0-4 years within the cities of Pharr, San Juan, and Alamo to make sure that mother and father are empowered, engaged, and ready to take part of their youngster’s schooling even earlier than they enter the general public schooling system,” mentioned AVANCE Communications Coordinator Alejandra Ozuna. 

In response to Alejandra Ozuna, PCEP is a nationwide mannequin of early childhood schooling and goals to assist mother and father study to assist their kids to excel throughout their most crucial years of studying by way of varied parenting workshops, artistic toy-making classes, and neighborhood sources. 

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 “Right here at PSJA ISD we all know how important a high-quality early childhood schooling is for our college students to have lifelong success,” mentioned PSJA Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. “It’s necessary for us to companion with AVANCE for this program that can assist assist mother and father in our neighborhood in changing into their youngster’s first and most necessary academics. This may finally assist college students be extra ready to succeed by the point they get to our elementary colleges.” 

As a part of this system, mother and father might want to attend weekly in-person classes that can embody parenting workshops, artistic toy-making classes, and neighborhood sources. 

To be eligible to use, mother and father have to be pregnant or have a toddler between the ages of 0 to 4 who’s at present not enrolled in Pre-Ok or Head Begin/Early Head Begin Program, and stay within the PSJA ISD cities of Pharr, San Juan, or Alamo. 

  households can click here to apply or name 956-475-4136. The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.

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