BRISTOL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

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.

We are funded by a State Department of Education grant, numerous local grants, support from within the schools, and the greater Bristol community. FRCs plan our programs according to the needs of each individual school, and meet 7 required core components. Some of our services include:

Parent as Teachers (PAT)

Developmental and social emotional Ages & Stages screenings, 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.

Parenting education

Family partnership personal visits, Ages and Stages developmental screens, Sparkler app, Raising Readers Parent workshops, Parents Helping Parents groups, targeted classes on parenting and more. Offered both on an individual and group basis.

Positive Youth Development

Social-emotional learning groups, student mentoring, BOOST, Raising Readers tutoring, family events, Reading is Fundamental (RIF) events with free book distributions, Family Breakfasts, and much more.

HOME DAYCARE AND KITH & KIN PROVIDERS

"Helping Hands" Play and Learn groups; support and professional training opportunities for home day care providers

*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 program and much more.


SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAMS/ CHILD CARE SUPPORTS

Collaboration with city wide school readiness child care programs, monthly case consultation meetings with community providers, Family Play and Learn groups and more.


RESOURCES AND REFERRALS

Back-to-school backpacks, Spanish translation services, holiday programs, active participation in community leadership groups, summer camp scholarships, weekend food backpacks, and more.


All of our services are focused on YOU– the families of our students. EVERY family has strengths, and EVERY family faces challenges. We see you, we believe in you, and we are here to support you.