Parenting Center

Please click here for a message from Marla Hamilton, LPE.

The Parenting Center of Lexington School District One serves families with preschool aged children that are zoned to attend one of our schools. The Parenting Center uses a nationally-certified, evidence-based curriculum, Parents as Teachers, that is designed to serve parents of children at various age levels: prenatal through age 5.

Parenting Center team

Families receive support through weekly visits to homes and in our school-based centers, in addition to attending group connections in our community. Our goal is to empower parents to become their child's first and most influential teacher, leading to later school success.

The parenting center is made up of several different components to meet the individual needs of all families in Lexington One. Those include:

• Teen Parenting Program 
• Personal Visitation Program: Parents As Teachers National Blue Ribbon Affiliate
• Multicultural PAT Program
• Bilingual Program
• Family Literacy Collaboration with Adult Education
• School Based Interactive Literacy Activities at Neighboring Schools
• Group Connections
• Community Referrals

Please visit our Parenting Center blog for helpful resources from our parent educators.



Marla Hamilton


Marla Hamilton,
Lead Parent Educator


Maria Arroyo


Maria Arroyo,
Parent Educator

Joyce Horris


Joyce Horris,
Early Care Educator


Liu Qing Yuan


Qingyuan Liu,
Family Literacy Assistant

Ewa Przeplasko


Ewa Przeplasko,
Early Care Educator

  Gigi Towers  

Gigi Towers,
Parent Educator

Chanta Zeigler  


Chanta Zeigler,
Parent Educator




2017 Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process (Blue Ribbon Affiliate)
2018 Parent Educator of the Year: Maria E. Arroyo, Ph.D.
2018 LOSOS Prize for Innovation