Walking to the Bus

Welcome to Petal

Welcome to Petal, the Friendly City. Our goal at Petal Excel By 5 is give you some tools to prepare your child to enter school happy, healthy and with the skills they need to succeed. 

Get acquainted with some of the tools available to you. 

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The Coleman Center for Families & Children

The Coleman Center for Families & Children is an accessible “one-stop” family support center, offering a coordinated cluster of community resources and services. Click the link to learn more about the center.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five. 

Click the link, then "Check Availability" to register your child today. 

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) helps parents understand child development and connects them to the resources they need to make the best choices for their families. Click the link to learn more. 

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Area Child Care Centers 

Petal Excel By 5 is happy to partner with area families and local child care centers to ensure children are happy, healthy and ready for school. Check out the link for a list of area child care centers. 

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In the Playground

CDC's Developmental Milestones

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, move (crawling, walking, etc.). For lists of milestones based on the age of your child, click the link below. 

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Petal Children's Task Force

Petal Children's Task Force advocates for families, children, and youth who live in the Petal School District. They provide families in need with food on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis. For more information, click the link below.