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The Children's Council Family Resource Center Family Literacy Program

Listing Last Update: November 8, 2018


225 Birch Street, Suite 3
Boone, NC 28607

Primary Contact

Crystal Kelly

(828) 262-5424

Educational services

  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

The Children's Council is known for its work in child care centers, resources, and parenting programs but we do have another program that is filling a big need in our community. The Children's Council coordinates a G.E.D. class for parents with small children. This class is unique in Watauga County because it is the only G.E.D. class that provides free, on-site child care for the students. The class is held at Perkinsville Church (across from Hardin Park School) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 12:30 (August through May). We have a children's play-room where children of the students are cared for by a wonderful staff.Most of our students graduate within a year of entering our program. This is a result of the support services offered to students.

Mission Statement

The Children's Council of Watauga County is a local nonprofit that works to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider community.We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to develop to his or her fullest potential in a community that supports, nurtures, and empowers children and families.

Hours of operation: 8:30-4:30

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