Piedmont Community College’s Adult Basic Skills Program will provide a family learning class, Adults and Children in Education (ACE), at Earl Bradsher Preschool on Morgan Street in Roxboro, beginning September 9, Wednesday. Classes will meet Monday- Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a break for lunch. Although fall classes begin September 9th, enrollment is open until September 30.

Any parent who has not completed high school or would like to improve basic academic skills and who has a child under age ten, is eligible to participate. There is no fee for this class. However, there is a fee for high school equivalency testing (select one): GED® testing ($80) or HiSET testing ($50). PCC is an official high school equivalency test center. Whichever test the adult learner takes, those who pass will be issued a North Carolina Community College High School Equivalency Diploma. Take the first step to achieving your dream – let PCC help you.

ACE course content will include college and career readiness instruction and computer literacy skills in addition to preparing parents for high school equivalency testing (GED® test or HiSET). A unique feature of this class is the family focused sessions which will include Motheread® and other topics of interest to the parents who enroll.

“Andrea Childers is PCC’s new part-time Instructor/Coordinator for ACE. We think Mrs. Childers’ experience, knowledge of adult learners, Andrea Childers, ACE instructorenergy, enthusiasm, and love of children’s education will be an asset to the ACE program,” Debra Harlow, Dean, Adult Basic Skills program offered.

“Adults who enroll into the ACE course will come to recognize that they are their child’s first and most important teacher. In addition, they will gain knowledge, skills and strategies to help their child prepare for or be successful in school,” said Harlow. Instruction is provided in the format of family education/learning, basic skills needed for work, and college readiness so that instruction is relevant to adults.

To better assists parents with meeting their busy schedules, the class schedule will follow Person County School’s calendar. The location is Earl Bradsher Preschool. The ACE program is in partnership with the Person County Partnership for Children. The Partnership for Children provides many resources for this program, including providing Motheread® sessions and offering a financial contribution based on need. The Work First program of the Person County Department of Health and Human Services also assists with recruitment and financial support of its clients who participate.

To enroll or for more information, contact Ms. Childers at Earl Bradsher Preschool, Monday-Thursday at (336)599-7585 or andrea.Childers@piedmontcc.edu or contact Sylvia Gault at Piedmont Community College at (336) 322-2155 or Sylvia.gault@piedmontcc.edu

Photo: Andrea Childers, instructor

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