Family Resource Center

Middletown School District's

Family Resource Center Programs

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Working Together to Strengthen The Ties Between Families and Schools

The Family Resource Center (FRC) encourages family-school-community partnerships because we know that schools, families and communities all contribute to overall student success. The best results come when all three work together. The FRC provides programs that support student success and help parents and caregivers in every effort to promote learning and successful child development. The Family Resource Center provides a comfortable environment within the school setting where family members can grow with each other and interact positively with the school.

OUR GOALS:

  • To promote high academic achievement fo all learners.
  • To provide a supportive environment at school where parent involvement is encouraged.
  • To build and nurture school-home partnerships that support family literacy possibilities
  • To articulate strategies designed to expand upon a family's strengths in creating language and literacy rich environments for their young children.
  • To increase children's readiness for school entrance.
  • To provide Information and referral with followup support.
  • To provide parenting workshops and specific meetings on topics requested by parents and/or teachers.
  • Offer students a range of recreational and educational opportunities that support positive relationships with peers and adults.
  • Develop networks that build upon existing community resources and link with the school
  • To increase availability of high-quality child -care (preschool and /or school-age before-and-after school).
  • To enhance student achievement

Programs Offered:

Home or Personal Visits: Using the Parents as Teachers National model, visits include providing information about child development and support for overall family well-being. Personal visits with a certified Parent Educator are for families pregnant or with children ages birth to five as well as with families with school age children. Visits include developmental screenings in all areas including social and emotional, language, gross motor, fine motor and cognitive developmental. In addition, personal visits are designed to support families in needed areas such as but not limited to connecting to the school, community resources, discipline, family routines, and employment support.

Play & Learn Groups: Families and children ages birth to five, play and learn groups include developmentally appropriate free play, snack and circle time with books and music.

Home Day Care Providers: Call to schedule a personal visit. FRC staff will share activities, materials and support. To schedule a music and movement class or story time with your group call Traci at 860-347-0869.

FRC Family Literacy Activities: The Family Resource Centers offer directly or in collaboration with other agencies, programs that support parents as full partners in the educational process for their children. Programs include: Parent Leadership Programs, Parent Resource Library, Special Family Events, Family education workshops/activities, Raising Readers Parent Club, Circle of Security, Parent and child activities and support groups.

Information and Referral To:

Adult Education
After School Programs
Local Resources including food, housing and job information
School Age Child Care
School Readiness, Preschool and Early Childhood Programs

Give us a call or stop by for a visit!

Amy Waterman

Middletown Family Resource Program Coordinator

watermana@mpsct.org

Traci Dubos

Farm Hill Elementary School Site Coordinator

dubost@mpsct.org

860-347-0869

Melinda Moore

Macdonough Elementary School Site Coordinator

moorem@mpsct.org

860-638-3742