Our family support offerings are designed to provide essential resources that support the growth of healthy families in our region. The Adult Education program offers educational and employment resouces to adults and families in Allegheny County. This program provides a safe and structured place for children of working parents in the Penn Hills area.
Adults are returning to school in record numbers, often in part-time, evening and online education programs. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the population of students aged 25 and older is projected to increase to approximately 43 percent of all college and graduate students by the year Students may be working full-time in addition to attending classes or they may be raising a family; and in some cases, they may be doing both.
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Get started by enrolling in an adult education program. Many adult education programs also provide English-language courses, citizenship courses, job training programs and on-site test centers. Some adult education programs will provide child care and family support services.
Returning to college to earn your degree is a massive decision, especially if you have young children. Parenting is no easy feat. Energy is carefully split between supporting a family financially and emotionally.
Department of Education. The Division of Adult Education and Literacy DAEL administers programs that help adults get the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. Our office provides funds to states for adult education and literacy programs.
Services in this program are delivered as co-programming for parents and children through The Carroll County Family Support Center and in partnership with Maryland Family Network. All Family Support services are offered through The Carroll County Family Center and all expectant parents and parents with their children under age four are eligible to participate in our program. Parents and children attend together.
Weekly enrichment classes designed to empower and strengthen adults in their roles as parents, nurturers and providers are held in six-week sessions during the Fall and Spring. Relevant topics are selected to be responsive to the needs of our families. Past topics have included; job readiness, parenting, budgeting, anger management and self-improvement.
The FDC operates a year-round program to promote adult learning and healthy child development in families with young children. Part of the Maryland Family Network, the FDC offers adult education and life skills classes to parents to promote self-sufficiency and positive parenting skills. Children up to age four learn alongside their parents at the Exploration Station Child Development Center, where they develop school readiness skills.
Santa Clara Unified School District's Parent Resource Center offers classes for adults, career services, food, supplies, workshops, translators, k assistance, and referrals. Wilson Preschool is a parent education preschool program on the Educational Options campus offering classes for parents and their children, infants through five years old. Children attend class one to four times a week, depending on their age and parents participate in their child's classroom once a week. For more information please visit the Wilson Preschool website or call