School Readiness Services for Hispanic Children is a program that includes:
Language is the Key, designed to build the language and reading skills of preschool-aged children. A parent group meets weekly to learn how to use tools and strategies to help their children become successful readers.
The Center can also help families find assistance through their information and referral service program. They will help locate community resources to fulfill immediate needs and address any other family, health, or financial concern that a family may have.
As part of the referral process, the Center also offers screenings for children birth to 5. A screening looks for possible speech, learning or developmental delays, in case a child needs an early intervention plan to ensure that he/she is prepared to enter Kindergarten and continue learning.
If you are interested in learning more about these services, please visit the Hispanic Family Center, 2013 North Raleigh Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604 or call (919) 873-0094 Ext 223.
Hours for Information and Referral Services:
Monday – Thursday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Fridays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
School Readiness Services for Hispanic Children is partially funded by Wake County SmartStart and is managed by the Hispanic Family Center, a program of Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, Inc., previously Catholic Social Ministries, began in 1899 as the Catholic Orphanage of North Carolina and has maintained non-profit status since 1983. They serve people of all faiths or no faith tradition.
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