Pursuing Excellence for Tomorrow's Challenges

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      Jennifer Felkel, Coordinator of Parenting and Social Work

      Jennifer Felkel
      Coordinator of Parenting and Social Work
      jfelkel@lexrich5.org
      803-476-8238

       

       

       

       

       

       


      Barbara Coker, Administrative Assistant Barbara Coker

      Administrative Assistant
      803-476-8240

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our Mission

      To provide education and support to families with children prenatal to kindergarten entry in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties; preparing parents to be their children’s best and most important teacher while equipping them for school entry and lifelong success.

      Our Goals

      • To provide parents with developmental information about their preschool children and help parents plan for upcoming stages of development;
      • To encourage parents to be fully participating partners in their child's education, beginning at birth and continuing throughout the child's school years;
      • To share age-appropriate activities with families to promote development, family fun and learning;
      • share information about effective, research-based parenting;
      • To partner with schools in our district to assist children and their families in making the transition to public school;
      • To partner with community agencies to provide all families with the resources they need to raise healthy children who are ready to learn;
      • To assess children for developmental milestones (intellectual, language, social-emotional and motor);
      • To provide vision, hearing, and dental screenings, and;
      • To verify up-to-date immunizations to ensure children are healthy and ready for school.

       

      What Our Program Offers:

       

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