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PFRC at a Glance

The Pendergast Family Resource Center is a family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high-quality outreach program that supports the development, health and education of all Pendergast Elementary School District families and the surrounding community with a focus on families with children from birth to age five.

Parent Advisory

Through collaboration with parents and caregivers, the Pendergast Family Resource Center supports families with young children to raise them to be healthy, well-adjusted, and ready for school. The PFRC Parent Advisory Committee meets monthly with the purpose of providing input on designing programs and services that meet the needs of families in the community. Meetings provide opportunities for:

  • Parents and caregivers to support each other through social experiences
  • Providing input on classes and activities
  • Parent education and to build self-sufficiency and leadership skills
  • The integration of Family Support Principles in all program activities
Find Out More about Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

We imagine a world where all families with young children are inspired each day to create a better life for their children. We believe that books can be a source for that inspiration and few things are more powerful than a caring adult sharing a book with a child. The right book at the right time can increase a child’s sense of identity, increase their reading competence, and most importantly, it can inspire their inner drive to take responsibility for their own learning. As an organization, we see ourselves leading a movement to create this future by focusing on households with young children and inspiring a community-wide adoption of a daily routine of shared book reading.

Find Out More about Growing Readers Digital Library

The Pendergast Family Resource Center offers monthly adult-child classes, family events, parent workshops, playgroups, and support groups for families with children aged birth to five. In order to keep class size manageable, registration is required for most activities. Monthly calendars have links to registration forms. Simply choose the activity of interest, click on the link, and complete the registration form. A PFRC team member will email and text confirmation of class participation on the Friday prior to the week of your chosen activity.

Due to high interest in classes, we do maintain a waitlist for most classes. If registration is closed for a class of interest, we encourage you to call us at 623-772-2339 to request waitlist placement. We do experience cancellations and often offer availability to families for our waitlist.

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