Plainville Family Resource Network

The Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) is a school, family, and community partnership working to help children grow and acquire literacy skills for a lifetime love of learning. The PFRN provides educational programs for children birth through elementary school age. It also provides programs for childcare givers and for parents. 


PFRN Program Highlights

Please select a program below for more information:
Play and Learn Groups
Turning Three
Before/After School Enrichment Programs

Additional Links

Coordinator's Corner Newsletter

Contact Information


The Plainville Family Resource Network is located at Linden Street School and is available for all Plainville families. Children birth to age 5 are welcome to attend with a parent, grandparent, childcare provider or other responsible adult. The mixed age group provides children with many social and language development opportunities. Parents have opportunities to play with their children and to interact with other parents. They may also borrow books, videos and other parenting information from a small lending library.

    School Year 2017/2018 - located at Linden Street School
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:00 am
    Mondays from 6:00-7:15 pm 

    Summer 2017 - located at Linden Street School
    "Down on the Farm" July 5 - August 10. Daytime groups for families to enjoy fun opportunities for learning with a jungle theme. Groups are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11am. 

    Please call us at 860-793-6304 for an evening schedule or if you have any other questions. 


Parents as Teachers (PAT) program provides education and support to families from pregnancy through age 5. Parents are supported by PAT certified parent educators trained to translate scientific research on early brain development into specific when, what, how, and why information for families. By understanding what to expect during each stage of development, parents can easily capture the teachable moments in everyday life to enhance their child's language development, intellectual growth, social development, and motor skills. Home and personal visits available to meet the individual needs of each family. Call the PFRN to schedule your first visit: 860-793-6304


The Pre-K Developmental Screening is offered to all Plainville children ages 3 to 5. It is an opportunity for parents to have their child observed in an informal atmosphere by the district's professional early childhood team to ensure development is progressing smoothly. Parents are invited to share any concerns that they may have regarding their child's development. Students with delays may be eligible for extra support at no cost to families to prepare them for kindergarten. Information about school and community resources will also be provided. For further information and registration please contact your neighborhood elementary school; Linden Street School (860) 793-3270, Louis Toffolon Elementary School (860) 793-3280, Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School (860) 793-3290. You may also contact the district's Special Services Office at (860) 793-3214.  


Contact your child's school for the current schedule.

    Linden             (860) 793-3270

    Toffolon           (860) 793-3280

    Wheeler           (860) 793-3290

    Middle School  (860) 793-3250

Please contact Donna Cavallaro if you would like a more extensive description of all PFRN programs. Phone 793-6304 or email

Plainville Family Resource Network for up to date information on current program schedules.


The 5th Annual Plainville Family Fest will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm located outside at Linden Street School. With free admission, it will be a day of fun activities and entertainment for local children and families. The PFRN is proud to be a part of the planning committee for this wonderful event! Check out the website at