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Biloxi Excel by 5 opens Family Resource Center

By Meggan Gray – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Families and teachers in Biloxi have a new place to go to help their little ones prepare for Kindergarten.  The Biloxi Excel by 5 Coalition opened its new Family Resource Center at the former Lopez Elementary school Tuesday.

The center caters to children from birth to age five, and it's free of charge.   It offers everything from a 'Toy Lending Library' and block room, to other rooms with age appropriate games and activities for parents and their children.  The center is also where parents can participate in seminars, or even create their own learning tools for the home.

Biloxi is about halfway through a two-year process to become a certified, Excel by 5 child-friendly community. 

When the Biloxi School board found out the coalition needed space for a family resource center, they offered the old Lopez site at no cost.  

To learn more about Excel by 5, click here.

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