F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can attend the Family Institute?

The Family Institute is designed to support the Learning Guardians of students in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), i.e., families, educators, caretakers, community, etc.

Why was the Family Institute created?

The Family Institute has been developed to assist families in supporting their children’s academic success and social emotional well-being. Studies identify that the most successful students are those whose parents are involved.

How can I learn more?

For more information about PGCPS’ Family Institute, contact the Department of Family and Community Engagement at (301) 618-7356 and/or contact us.

Where are Family Institute sessions held?

Sessions in the Family Institute are held in a variety of schools and community spaces throughout Prince George’s County.

When are sessions held?

Sessions in the Family Institute are held throughout the week and on weekends. Visit pgcpsfamily.org for session information.

How do I register?

To register, visit pgcpsfamily.org or contact the Department of Family and Community Engagement at (301) 618-7356.

Is transportation offered?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transportation at this time.

How much do the courses cost?

All Family Institute opportunities are free.

How many classes can I take?

There is no limit to how many classes one can take.

Are classes offered in multiple languages?

Several courses are offered in Spanish. Interpreters for various languages are available.

Do courses have credits?

Academic credits are not provided for Family Institute courses. However, we will acknowledge participation and achievement.