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2013 Parent Child Academy at STLCC-Florissant Valley

PCA1Share the joys of reading and healthy eating with your child at the 2013 Parent Child Academy. The Parent Child Academy is sponsored by the David L. Underwood Library at St Louis Community College-Florissant Valley and the Ferguson Public Library.

A kick-off event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Ferguson Public Library, 35 North Florissant Road. Karen Moore, 2011 St. Louis Storyteller of the Year, will host the session.

The remaining sessions will be held from 10-11 a.m. Aug. 3, 10 and 17 in the library (IR building) at the Florissant Valley campus, 3400 Pershall Road.

There will be three sessions where parents and children will have an opportunity to interact through art, reading and cooking exercises. Parents will learn ways to enrich family story and dinner times.

Healthy eating and enriched reading times are the basis for all group activities. One of the sessions will give parents the opportunity to learn about their own personality and their child’s personality, and how the two interact.

“We’re very excited to offer these fun interactive classes to the parents and children of the area,” said John Furlong, senior manager of library and instructional resources at STLCC. “We’re also very happy to partner with the Ferguson Public Library and Karen Moore for the first time. Their involvement in the academy only strengthens the programs offered.”

The classes are designed for children ages four to six. Prizes and certificates will be given to attendees for all three sessions. Parents or guardians are required to attend with their children.

The event is free and registration is strongly encouraged. For more information and to register contact Karen Wade at 314-513-4494 or