Barnum/Waltersville Family Resource Center

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Welcome to the Family Resource Center
serving the Barnum & Waltersville Schools!

Our center offers a variety of services: Parents as Teachers, Adult Education, Family Support, Referral Services and MORE!

Our Mission

The Connecticut Family Resource Center concept promotes comprehensive, integrated, community-based systems of family support and child development services located in public school buildings.

Family Resource Centers provide access, within a community, to a broad continuum of early childhood and family support services which foster the optimal development of children and families.

They offer parent education and training; family support; preschool and school-age child care; teen pregnancy prevention (positive youth development services); and family day-care provider training.

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Family Resource Centers Provide:

  • Quality Child Care
  • Physical Accessibility in public schools
  • Hours of operation consistent with family schedules
  • Family support and child care services administered by school/community-based agencies collaborating with schools
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Resources Offered

Introduction to Technology Classes

  • Computer and Internet Access
  • Child Care—School Readiness
  • Pre-School Back Pack Take Home Program
  • Lending Library
  • Pre-School Literacy & Computer Camps

Parents as Teachers Training

  • Parenting Workshops
  • Leadership in Education Parents Training
  • Nutrition Program
  • Advocacy & Mental Health

Informal Child Care Providers Training

  • Resource Materials
  • CPR & Child First Aid Certificate
  • Assistance with State Licensing

Math & Book Clubs

  • School Age School Recess & Summer Program
  • Educational Field Trips

Information & Referrals

  • Community Resources on Site Presentations
  • Emergency Food Pantry
  • Transportation Assistance to FRC Activities