GREENFIELD — Greenfield Union School District ushered in two new centers aiding families and literacy in the local community.
“Just across the street we have a small but beautiful space that is going to be designed to help our families with early literacy,” said Superintendent Zandra Galvan at the May 3 grand opening of the district’s Early Childhood Education Center and Family Resource Center.
The Early Childhood Education Center is located in the former administration building at Mary Chapa Academy. The center will be the designated location for future family workshops, family events and teacher training.
The Family Resource Center, located in the Greenfield Union School District building, will be focused on supporting the families of Greenfield students.
“When the idea came to our board to open a Family Resource Center, we quickly reached out to partners in Monterey County, and we are so thankful to the folks who are here,” Galvan said.
The District partnered with the Monterey County Office of Education, the Alisal School District and Salinas City Elementary School on the Family Resource Center.
The resources available May 3 included Monterey County Behavioral Health, United Way and Door to Hope.
Several staff members from all five schools were at last Friday’s event and provided games, information and more for attendees. Music and dance performances from Arcoiris Cultural also took place during the festivities.