Resource centers nourish parents, children with food and education

Family resource centers across Maricopa County in Phoenix offer services to children, parents, and guardians in a holistic approach to child development. Programs that they host include parenting classes, a library, and sessions that teach reading skills to preschoolers and other children. Reading and being read to are critical in a child's brain development, and these centers help parents offer regular opportunities to stimulate their child's brain. There are now over 30 centers across the county.

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