Parent Resource Centers
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Rockingham County Schools Parent Resource Center began in 1998 as a Title I initiative to increase parent involvement in education in Rockingham County. Believing that every parent wants to help their child to learn and accomplish as much as possible during their years of public education, resources are made available to help parents become an informed partner in meeting their child's learning needs. The Parent Center offers information and resources to help make learning interesting and fun for families. Services to families with pre-school and school-age children are available at each of our locations in Eden and Reidsville.
Teachers can also provide referrals to the Parent Resource Center by completing the Parent Resource Center Referral Form for Teachers online. This information will be used by the Parent Resource Center Staff to assist families by guiding them to the best materials to meet student learning needs.
To provide free resources that will help Parents to become their child's best "First Teacher"!
RCS Parent Resource Centers provide a unique variety of resources for families, teachers, and childcare providers.
Available resources include:
Games for learning
Books on tape
Leveled books for beginning readers
Accelerated Reader books
Information on curriculum goals for each grade level
Information and practice for the North Carolina End of Grade Tests
...and much more!
Come visit today at one of these locations:
1130 Center Church Road
Douglass Education Center
212 Lawsonville Avenue
Lawsonville Ave. School Bldg.
Our hope is that through using the resources at the Parent Resource Centers, Rockingham County families will learn together and have positive experiences that support life-long learning.
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Summer Reading Information 2022
Tots-N-Training is a take-home program for parents with children ages 2-5 who are not yet enrolled in Kindergarten.
Each monthly packet includes:
A newsletter with helpful learning activities for you and your child
A picture book for you and your child to read together
An activity for you and your child to do together
An activity calendar with suggested daily learning fun
A reading calendar* to celebrate the days you and your child read together
*Return the calendar at your next pickup
and receive a free book!
Enrollment begins in September and continues
through May. Packets are ready to be picked up
each month at both locations, while supplies last.
Sign up today and begin collecting great books
to share together!
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions can be emailed to Catherine Massengale at email@example.com
How does the Parent Resource Center Work?
The main function of the center is to provide families in Rockingham County with resources and materials that will help children learn. The center lends its materials to families, teachers, and childcare providers for 2 weeks at a time. Patrons (people who use the center) are encouraged to visit the center often to have a variety of educational materials in their homes throughout the year.
Is there a fee for using the Parent Resource Center?
Materials at the centers are free for checkout to Rockingham County families with children who are currently enrolled in Rockingham County Schools, or not yet school aged. RCS employees can check out materials for free as well. Other adults who work with children in Rockingham County may be required to provide a yearly donation to access center materials...
Required Yearly Donations:
$10.00 RCC students & Private Day Care Providers
$20.00 Non-Public School Families
Prices for some services such as printing are subject to change based on availability of funding.
How are the Parent Resource Centers funded?
The primary funding for the centers comes from Rockingham County Schools Title I Funds. Title I funds support supplemental services for children living in poverty. Parental Involvement is an essential element of Title I.
What kinds of resources does the Parent Resource Center offer teachers and child care providers?
The centers have a wide variety of materials that providers can use to deliver language experiences for young children. These include puppets with storybooks, finger puppets, flannel board stories, and resource books filled with ideas to help educators create their own materials. We also have resource books to assist providers with lesson plan development and creating environments that encourage learning.
Does the Parent Resource Center offer a storytime?
The Parent Resource Center offers a monthly storytime for families during the school year.
Please see the schedule below:
mClass Home Connect
This site provides resources for families to practice and reinforce important literacy skills with their children in kindergarten through second grade, who are being assessed with mCLASS reading assessments.
In order to provide continuing support for North Carolina’s youngest readers, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning has developed and released “Literacy at Home.” This digital resource provides literacy activities at each grade level, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Families and communities may access this resource for activities that specifically target the literacy skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and oral language. When children grow in each of these foundational areas they are well on their way to becoming proficient readers.
The importance of reading aloud