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Peoria Unified’s family resource center at Sky View hosts workshops

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The Peoria Unified School District, in partnership with First Things First, opened the district’s first Family Resource Center in January 2013 at Marshall Ranch Elementary.

The center was recently relocated to Bldg. C at Sky View Elementary School, 8624 W. Sweetwater.

Peoria Unified's family resource center at Sky View hosts workshops SkyViewFamily-ResourceCenterHPThe Family Resource Center has a slate of workshops scheduled throughout the month of October for parents and caregivers of children birth to five, and parent-child activities.

HEALTH –e– ARIZONA, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Oct. 14. This drop-in event is in partnership with the Benevilla Family Resource Center, which will provide trained personnel to assist adults file electronically for AHCCCS Health Insurance, KidsCare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

BE A VOICE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 15. This workshop offers attendees the tools and knowledge to be “champions” of early childhood education and development and impart the core messages and ideals behind First Things First. Participants will leave prepared to spread the word about the importance of the first five years of life.

3, 2, 1, BLASTOFF!, Oct. 17, 10-11 a.m. A creative play workshop for children to design, build and blast off their own rockets built from recycled materials. An educator from the Arizona Science Center will present the workshop and incorporate literacy and predictability into the lesson.

NUTRITION CLASSES, 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 15. This five-week course will provide parents, grandparents and caregivers with research-based education promoting healthy nutrition.

SONG-ERCISE, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Oct 28. This parent-child activity is presented by the Benevilla Family Resource Center and will teach parents ways to incorporate song and movement into everyday activities with their child.

DENTAL SCREENINGS, Oct. 28. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. A reservation is required for this free
service for children birth to five, at 623-773-6681.

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.

If the media wishes to attend any of these events, please RSVP to Peoria Unified’s Public Relations Department by calling 623-486-6100.