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     Even Start


    The Even Start Wheatley Family Learning Center (WFLC) is a family literacy program designed to help parents of Prince George's County Public Schools help their children succeed in school. The WFLC focuses on the educational needs of the whole family. It supports the philosophy that educational attainment of children and their parents is interrelated, and that improving the literacy skills of parents results in a positive effect on the educational experiences of their children.


    1) Raise the education level of parents through instruction in basic skills
    2) Help parents gain the motivation, skills, and knowledge needed to become employed or to pursue further education or training
    3) Improve parenting knowledge and skills of the adult participant
    4) Enable parents to become familiar with and comfortable in school settings
    5) Increase the developmental skills of preschool children to better prepare them for academic and social success in school
    6) Improve the relationship of the parent and child through planned, structured interaction.


     Parent Resource Center:

     Parents may access a wide array of Community Resources and Resource Materials to enhance their role as their child's "First Teacher." The Center is equipped with an 8 Work Station Computer Lab.  Additionally, parents will be able to prepare "Make & Take" materials for use at home.


    Class Schedule:

    • Orientation: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
    • Adult Education & English Language Learning:  Tuesday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
    • Parent Support Group: Mondays 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
    • Computer Basics:  TBA

    Admissions Procedures

    Parents of children ages birth through 12 years residing in Prince George's County Chapter 1 attendance area are eligible.  Priority is given to parents who have children in the Wheatley Special Center programs. 

    Interested parents may contact Marilyn Thomas ( at (301) 808-8106.  Enrollment is done during the orientation; after that date, enrollment is ongoing and scheduled with Ms. Thomas on a space available basis.