Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Department of Family Centered Programs offers a variety of lifelong learning experiences designed to encourage and support strong, healthy families in Oktibbeha County. Strong, healthy families create a thriving community. Year-round comprehensive programs assist children, support parents, and empower families to focus on the importance of family, school, and community … working together.

The Department of Family Centered Programs was established in 1994 in an effort to strengthen families of the students served by the District. Since its inception, the Department  has successfully reached thousands of families with a special emphasis on at-risk families through numerous school-based and community-wide programs for all age-groups.  A strong emphasis is placed on using evidence-based practices and curricula in our programs and services. Programming is primarily funded through federal, state, local and private foundation grants. In addition, Family Centered Programs has established strong linkages with community organizations in order to provide the services needed by these families.


Family & Community Programs

  • Emerson Family Resource Center
  • Emerson Preschool
  • Project CARE
  • Families Strengthening Families
  • ABE – Adult Basic Education

K-12 Program

  • Project HELP
  • Extended Day/Plus
  • Extended Plus/Summer