Valley Family Resource Center
The Valley Family Resource Center was established to provide a relaxing atmosphere where families can come together and share in the exhilarating experience of parenthood.
The Valley Family Resource Center reaches out to Valley communities in order to promote strong networks of resource, referral, and advocacy among families, schools, and agencies. The Valley FRC welcomes all the communities to take advantage of the free programs offered for families.
Our goal is to provide an establishment that focuses on quality and healthy development
for all children. We support the knowledge of families first and providing families with
the information, resources and tools to ensure every child is successful. The Valley Family Resource Center is a community based program offering supportive services to all families of the valley. We strive to be an atmosphere where trust, respect, cultural diversity and the strengthening of the family bond between community and schools is our highest achievement.
FREE PLAY GROUPS
Groups for parents and children from ages ranging from birth to 4 years old.
FOCUS and ADVISORY GROUPS
Exciting opportunity for parents, grandparents, and guardians to network with each other to discuss topics of interest. Including involving parents in planning and decision-making for the FRC and evaluating the community needs
Events held throughout the year for all family members to have some family fun.
PARENT COMFORT LINE
Qualified FRC staff to help parents with questions about their children from birth to five.
Informational newsletter providing information on child development, health and safety tips, community programs, and center programs and activities
RESOURCE and REFERRAL SERVICES
The center offers videos, DVDs, books, magazines, and many informational pamphlets on child development, parenting concerns, health and safety, and prenatal/newborn care. Referral services to family support systems. Examples of referrals: preschool, childcare, early intervention, housing needs, WIC, food stamps, DSS, and various other services in the valley and beyond.
EARLY CHILDHOOD WORKSHOPS
Information workshops and focus groups, whose topics are identified and developed by the participating parents, will take place at local elementary schools in Ansonia, Derby, and Shelton throughout the school year. Childcare, dinner, and transportation are provided.
AGES AND STAGES
Questionnaires for parents/guardians to use in order to understand their child's current level of development as well as what they can expect as their young child rapidly grows! A great centerpiece for discussion among peers during play groups.
Fee: No Fee
Hours of Operation: 9:00 to 3:00
Valley Family Resource Center Location:
30 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
Resource Center Manager
Phone: (203) 736-5420 x208
Fax: (203) 736-5425