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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: