BRISTOL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERs
All Families, All Kids
Bristol Family Resource Centers provide collaborative, integrated and comprehensive services that strengthen families, promote the optimal development of children, and create strong school-family-community partnerships.
There are about 57 FRCs in the State of Connecticut. We are funded by the State Department of Education, numerous local grants, and members of the Bristol community. Every FRC offers services to meet the needs of each school, keeping within the 7 required core components listed below.
Parent as Teachers (PAT)
Developmental and Social- Emotional Ages & Stages Questionnaires
PAT personal visits for families with young children (prenatal to age 6)
Families In Training (FIT) program creating partnership plans to support family needs and more!
People Empowering People (PEP)
Raising Readers Parent workshops
Parents Helping Parents groups
Toddler/Preschool Development classes and much more!
Positive Youth Development
Social-emotional learning groups
BOOST/ Primary Project
Raising Readers student tutoring
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) events with free book distributions
Family Breakfasts, and much more!
HOME DAYCARE AND KITH & KIN PROVIDERS
Provider Play and Learn groups; support and professional training opportunities for home daycare providers
Kith and Kin resource bags
*Kith and Kin providers are extended family or close friend who are responsible for the care of a child whether as a paid childcare provider or who has guardianship of a child when the parent is working.
PARTNERSHIPS WITH SCHOOL-BASED SERVICE PROVIDERS
Pre-K and Kindergarten social-emotional screens
Staff support services, outreach events
Resources/referrals for Before and after school programs and much more!
SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAMS/ CHILD CARE SUPPORTS
Collaboration with city-wide school-readiness child care programs
Family Play and Learn groups and more!
RESOURCES AND REFERRALS
Spanish translation services
Active participation in community leadership groups
Summer camp scholarships
Weekend food backpacks and more!