Much like a garden, children need constant love and attention to grow. Being a parent of a young child can be very challenging at times. The ELC is here to provide support to parents and connect them to local resources that will maximize their role as their child's first teacher. Click HERE to view our "Everybody's A Teacher" video.

Parenting Websites



All Pro Dad

Family Minute


Literacy Programs

Get Ready to Read - Online Resources, activities and tips to help your child learn to read.

Reading Rockets - Online Resources for teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle

Play Groups

Child Birthing/ Newborn and Nursing Classes

Women's Pregnancy Center - 850.297.1174

The Family Center -The Daily Waddle- News and Info for Moms and Moms-to-Be

ABC's of Babies - TMH - 850.413.4915 - TMH Calendar of Events/Classes

Local Agencies

211 Big Bend

Whole Child Gadsden

Whole Child Leon

Whole Child Tri-County (Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties)

Tax Information

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - To find a VITA site near you, dial 211 or visit

School Choice Options

Step Up For Students -

Events for Parents

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