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Car seat safety, reading night, other events at Family Resource Center


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  • Erin Dunsey/ Peoria Unified School District

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The Peoria Unified School District’s Family Resource Center, serving families who reside in northwestern Maricopa County, has a slate of workshops scheduled throughout the month of December.

The Family Resource Center, on the Sky View Elementary campus, 8624 W. Sweetwater Rd., operates in partnership with First Things First, and is available to parents and caregivers of children birth to five.

Car seat safety, reading night, other events at Family Resource Center FamilyResourceCenterHPThe Family Resource Center will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 2 for Winter Break.

CAR SEAT SAFETY, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2. This free class teaches parents about car seat basics, best practices for car seat safety and how to properly install a car seat. Families in need may qualify for a free car seat. This class will also be provided in Spanish. Call to register, 623-773-6681.

THE WRITE WAY, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4. This workshop is presented by First Things First Community Outreach Coordinator Juan Martinez, and is open to anyone who would like to share stories of success about early childhood education.

HEALTH – E – ARIZONA, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9. This drop-in event is in partnership with the Benevilla Family Resource Center, which will provide trained personnel to assist adults electronically file for AHCCCS Health Insurance, KidsCare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

FITNESS & FUN, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12. Kids will have fun exercising to motivating music.

CPR TRAINING, 8:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17. This free training offers the participant an option to earn a 2-year CPR certification. Training includes Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), introduction to Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Heimlich maneuver for infant, child and adult choking, safety hazards and handling emergencies. Space is limited. Registration is required. Training starts promptly at 8:40 a.m.

BOOK NOOK NIGHT, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18. Family Book Nook Night, held in the Sky View library, is presented by preschool teacher Marisa Silberman. Participants can enjoy books, music, movement, and other activities that promote early literacy skills. There will be a free book for each child to take home, too.

For more workshop information and registration, and to reserve child care for children under five during parent/caregiver workshops, call the Family Resource Center at 623-773-6681.

The overall goal of the Family Resource Center is to strengthen families in our community and help children arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed. Funding comes from the Family Support Strategy of First Things First and focuses on strengthening families with young children.

The Peoria Unified School District serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school and was the first district in the state to receive the prestigious AdvancED Accreditation. With ongoing open enrollment and unique educational opportunities, the district boasts a 95 percent high school graduation rate. Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.