Parent Resource Center FAQs

What is a Parent Resource Center?
Parent Resource Centers (PRCs) were initiated in 1983 by the Virginia Department of Education in collaboration with The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) of Springfield, Virginia. PRCs were established to provide support, training, and information to parents and teachers of children with special needs. The PRC for Frederick County Public Schools has been in operation since September of 2000 and works to promote a positive relationship between parents and educators of children with special needs.

Who may use the services of the Parent Resource Center?
Parents and caregivers of children and youth with disabilities, as well as school staff and any other interested individuals are invited to call, visit, or email the Parent Resource Center.

What services does the Parent Resource Center provide?
Direct assistance is provided. The center staff is available to listen, give information, provide resources and problem solve with parents.

Training workshops and information sessions for parents and educators are also provided. Information sessions are offered on the special education process. The session also provides information on how parents and school personnel can be partners in the process and on disability related topics of special interest to parents.

A free lending library is available to parents and educators. They may visit the center and check out books, videos, DVDs or CDs about disabilities and the issues surrounding the parenting and education of children with disabilities. 

Where is the Parent Resource Center located?
The center is located in Room #3 at the Senseny Road School at 1481 Senseny Road, Winchester, VA 22602.

How can I reach the Parent Resource Center?
You can call the Parent Resource Center at 540-665-0103. You may also visit the center during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.