Parent Education & Family Development
FamilySource Center – Pacoima
The FamilySource Centers are a One Stop Resource with locations across the City of Los Angeles. The centers offer services to low-income families and families with children under sixteen.
El Nido is honored to lead the FSC efforts in Pacoima and partner in this collaborative project with some of the best organizations in the San Fernando Valley. Collectively, we have created a true neighborhood center, offering services including; counseling, parent education, employment assistance, legal aid, financial literacy, adult education, tutoring/homework assistance, recreational and cultural activities, youth leadership development, and community events.
While El Nido leads the FSC effort in Pacoima, we were selected to participate in three other FamilySource Center projects in San Fernando Valley and South Los Angeles neighborhoods.
El Nido’s FamilySource Center (FSC) in Pacoima has been designated as one of the best performing in the City.
The Parent Education Program
This critical program is the first line of defense against potential child abuse/neglect, school failure/dropout, teen parenting and other problems El Nido addresses. Skilled facilitators teach parents, in a culturally appropriate manner, information about child development, loving discipline methods, strategies for promoting school success and effective communication. Parents share their experiences with one another, gain support and learn new ideas from their peers. Parenting classes are offered at our Pacoima FamilySource Center; 818-896-7776.
Early Head Start:
In El Nido’s local implementation of this national model, a team of child development and health specialists works with economically disadvantaged parents of children age 3 and under. Center and home-based services engage parents and babies in activities that promote motor, language, conceptual, and cognitive skills, while empowering parents as their children’s first teachers to prepare them for school success. Offered in Inglewood and South Los Angeles.