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Serving Young Families Since 1988


"Nonnie" Hood

In the late '80s, local preschool teachers, including "Nonnie" Hood,  helped open the first resource center in Corning in 1988 out of a desire to serve preschool children by supporting their whole family.

This first center was located on the second floor of the Corning-Painted Post School District Administration building on Charles Street in Painted Post.  It later moved to Franklin Pierce Elementary School in Coopers Plains.

In 2001, the center became an independent 501 (c) 3 non profit organization, taking the name "Nonnie Hood Parent Resource Center" in honor of one of its original founders.  At that time, the PRC moved to its current home in downtown Corning above the library, where its central location supports its vision of strong, happy families connected to their community.

Johanna Seaver Hood (Nonnie) died peacefully on July 23 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River at age 95 after a brief illness.  We are grateful for her dedication towards strengthening families with young children, and will never forget her joyful encouragement of our mission.

Click here to read a 2018 interview with Nonnie Hood!

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