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Franklin offers Birth-3 Program

The Prevention Initiative Birth-3 program is offered at Franklin Preschool. This program is a grant funded program that works with the most at risk families and helps in parent education, mental health, and community resources.

Click the link to view a video:

Birth-3 Video


Franklin Birth-3 web top


The brochure below provides more information.  Click the thumbnails to view the brochure or click the link underneath the thumbnail to view in a PDF.  For further information, contact Katrina Farris, early childhood director, 217-238-8800.

Prevention-Initiative Brochure Click on red words to view in PDF.


Our Mission

Our mission is to positively impact child development and nurture healthy parent-child relationships during a child’s most critical years.  As initial planning is important, it is also critical to understand the needs of the families so strategic planning for home and sight based activities can be farther targeted. To promote long lasting bonds with families within the school district while providing developmental appropriate lessons and gross and fine motor, self-help/adaptive skills, social emotional, cognitive development and language skills.


Monthly Events

Every third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Parent education



Monthly Play Groups

Every first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

Every fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.

Every fourth Friday at 9 a.m.



Prevention Initiative Birth-3 staff:

Katrina Farris- Director of Early childhood- 238-8800, kfarris@mattoon.k12.il.us

Hannah Jaco- Birth-3 and screening secretary- 238-8800, jacoh@mattoon.k12.il.us

Morgan Drees, Family Support specialist, 238-8816, dreesm@mattoon.k12.il.us

Inga Enyart, Family Support specialist, 238-8819, enyartI@matooon.k12.il.us

Caryn Gilbert Family Support Specialist 238-8817, gilbertc@mattoon.k12.il.us





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Mattoon Community Unit School District 21701 Charleston AvenueMattoon, IL  61938

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