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Parent Education

parents and childThe Plano ISD Family Education and Guidance Services, under the supervision of the guidance and counseling department, is designed to provide support, resources and parenting skills for all parents in the community.

The program offers parenting classes at the Alan K. and Carolyn H. Bird Education Center and in schools throughout the district, targeting all levels of development.

Special focus series include classes for those who are CPS- or court-ordered, or deal with topics such as parenting children with attention deficits, strong-willed temperaments and more. Adult education opportunities include ESL classes; GED classes in both English and Spanish; and Plaza Comunitaria de Plano, which provides education to speakers of Spanish at four levels:  literacy, primary, intermediate and secondary. Additional services include a resource library with books, AV materials and periodicals on parenting and child development, as well as materials for children who are coping with family life issues. Offerings include developmental toy lending, parent partnering, referral services and seminars for divorcing parents. For more information and a complete listing of family and student services, contact (469) 752-2272 or see our Family Education and Guidance Services Web page.

Family Resource Library

The Plano ISD Parent Education Program Family Resource Library is available to the entire community. It provides books, AV materials and periodicals with the latest information about parenting and child development. The library also offers a unique collection of children’s materials relating to life issues such as making friends, responsibility, peer pressure, expressing feelings and emotions and adjusting to change and loss. The collections include a growing number of titles in Spanish.  Developmental toys and manipulatives are also available for check out.

The library is located in the Allan K. and Carolyn H. Bird Education Center at 1300 19th Street and is open year-round with the exception of July and school holidays. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. For further information, call (469) 752-2286.