Family Resource Centers

CHILD AND FAMILY AGENCY'S FOUR FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS OFFER FAMILIES NUMEROUS SERVICES TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD YEARS AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YEARS.

Through Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, the families served in the Nathan Hale, Jennings and Winthrop elementary schools in New London, and Kolnaski School in Groton have access to these FRC program components:

FULL-TIME PRESCHOOL

The New London Day Nursery in New London and the Early Childhood Development Center in Groton are family focused childcare programs for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. New London Day Nursery is open from 7am to 5:30pm and Early Childhood Development Center is open from 6:30am to 5:30pm. The daily program encompasses all areas of child development: emotional, social, physical, and cognitive. Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale.

School Age Child Care

The Nathan Hale, Jennings and Winthrop FRCs offer after-school and vacation child care at CFA’s B.P. Learned Mission in New London. Catherine Kolnaski FRC offers a school-age children’s program before, during and after school including summer vacation.

Families in Training

Parents as Teachers is a nationally recognized free parent education program available to expectant parents and families with children ages birth to five. A trained parent educator meets regularly with the family to provide developmental information and support.

These visits allow the educator to:

  • Address parent questions and concerns.
  • Provide information on growth and development.
  • Suggest age appropriate activities.
  • Provide screenings to determine the child’s growth in physical, lingual, social, emotional and cognitive areas.
  • Each program offers free weekly playgroups year round.
Adult Education

An adult education program is provided collaboratively with Groton and New London Adult Education, which provide GED, High School Diplomas, and English as a Second Language courses and tutoring.

Positive Youth Development

The Family Resource Centers along with B.P. Learned Mission in New London, and KSACC in Groton work together to provide students in their school district with opportunities for individual and group activities. These activities encourage development of appropriate social skills, provide educational enrichment, and build self-esteem.

Resource and Referral

Resource and referral services are offered to all families in the FRC school districts. These include support and referral to agencies and services for issues such as housing, domestic violence, health and social services, counseling, recreation programs, education and training opportunities, child care, employment, and parent education programs.

Support and Training for Family Day-Care Providers

A continuum of child-care opportunities are provided for families. The staff of the center offer training and technical assistance and other support to providers in the community and serve as an information and referral system for other childcare needs or coordinate such systems as may already exist in the community.

For More Information

Catherine Kolanski Family Resource Center
500 Poquonnock Road Groton, CT 06340
kolnaskifrc@childandfamilyagency.org
860-501-2521

Nathan Hale Family Resource Center
37 Beech Drive New London, CT 06320
nathanhalefrc@childandfamilyagency.org
860-333-6613 or 860-701-6035

Jennings Family Resource Center
50 Mercer Street New London, CT 06320
jenningsfrc@childandfamilyagency.org
860-333-6623 or 860-447-6050 x.7606

Winthrop Elementary School Family Resource Center
74 Grove St, New London, CT 06320
Winthropfrc@childandfamilyagency.org
860-447-6070

The Facts

Family Resource Centers (FRC) are community-based programs serving families in their school district areas.

Family Resource Centers through Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut offer full-time preschool, school age child care, families in training, adult education, positive youth development, and resource & referral.