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  • Important Information for Incoming Kindergarten Parents

    Click on the headline to review helpful handouts distributed to 2019-2020 kindergarten parents at the District's annual Kindergarten on the Horizon held in February.

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  • District Announces Parent Speaker Series Lineup

    Join the District for its second annual Parent Speaker Series! This year's Speaker Series lineup will build on the learning that took place last year with several informative, thought-provoking presentations. Click on the headline to learn more and register to attend.

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  • BOE Declares Support for Gun Safety Legislation

    At the School District of Clayton’s Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, April 11, the Board unanimously approved a resolution declaring their support for sensible gun safety legislation and their opposition to efforts to arm educators. Click the headline to read the resolution.

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  • District Closes on Sale of Maryland School

    The School District of Clayton closed on the sale of the Maryland School (7501 Maryland Ave) to the Centene Corporation. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • DESE Releases 2017 APR Scores

    The School District of Clayton earned 138 out of a possible 140 points for a score of 98.6 percent on its 2017 APR. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Residential Tax Rate Decreases

    The School District of Clayton’s Board of Education approved the 2017 tax rate at its Sept. 27 meeting. The residential rate will decrease from $3.8423 to $3.6494, while the commercial rate will fall from $4.3583 to $4.1682. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Clayton Schools Ranked Fourth in Nation

    The School District of Clayton has been ranked as the fourth best school district in the nation for the second consecutive year on Niche K-12's 2018 rankings, in addition to top state rankings for each of its schools. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Kid Zone Coordinator Earns SSD’s Highest Honor

    Clayton Kid Zone Coordinator Tyler Kearns was honored with the Special School District’s (SSD) highest recognition, the Special Ambassador Award, at the 2017 SSD Salutes banquet on March 8. Click on the headline to learn more.

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Welcome

  • The Family Center provides programs for families with children from infancy through high school. Positive parent-child, parent-teacher and child-child relationships are the core of a healthy and productive family. Its programs are designed to support the growth and development of children and their families.

    The Family Center is a place where families — children and parents — grow together and learn together. The Family Center staff believes that information and support can strengthen parents' skills, competence and sense of self-worth. This combination of skill and confidence promotes children's growth and development and fosters healthy families, which in turn enhances the community as a whole. Through involvement in the Family Center, families build connections with other families and with the District as a whole.

    Nationally recognized for its parenting education and early childhood education programs, the Family Center offers a wide range of learning opportunities, including parenting consultations, short-term counseling and early childhood special education. Family Center classes are held in environments that welcome, encourage and nurture friendships and communication.

    Beyond the early years, the Family Center’s programs support a child’s smooth transition to kindergarten and continue to support the parenting process throughout the years of a child’s attendance in Clayton’s schools.

    Welcome to the Family Center!

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Winter has officially arrived, and that means cold temperatures and even colder wind chills. Click on the headline for a few tips to consider as you prepare your children for school, particularly on those cold winter mornings.

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  • Check Out the Upcoming 2015 Parent Workshops!

    The Family Center's Parenting Education Program is offering the following workshops during February. Click on the headline to learn more about the upcoming workshops.

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  • Protect Your Family Against the Flu

    Cold and flu season is here. Please consult with your child’s physician to find out when flu shots will be available for your family. Students with chronic health conditions, including asthma, and those who are immunocompromised are highly encouraged to obtain a flu shot early. Click on the headline for more information about protecting your family this flu season.

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  • Learning Opportunities are Abundant in Green Room

    The Green Room at the Family Center was filled with fun activities on Thursday, May 27. Students enjoyed playing in the classroom’s kitchen, reading books and inspecting the classroom using magnifying glasses. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Purple Room Students Build with Sand and Blocks

    Family Center students in the Purple Room built with both sand and blocks during class on Tuesday, May 27. They also played with water and enjoyed cooking in the classroom’s kitchen. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Yellow Room Students Learn Through Variety of Activities

    Students in the Yellow Room at the Family Center spent time reading and sharing stories with their classmates on Monday, May 5. They also painted at the classroom’s easels, built with blocks and made cards and other art projects. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • A Peek into the Family Center

    Here’s a peek into all the good things happening for children and families at the School District of Clayton’s Family Center. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos of the wonderful programs the Family Center has to offer.

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