Family Resource Center News FRC Newsletter June 2020

Family Resource Center June 2020 newsletter CREATING A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE SCHOOL, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY. Town of Enfield Department of Social Services Enfield Family Resource Centers Henry Barnard School 27 Shaker Road Enfield, CT 06082 860-253-5144 Stowe Early Learning Center 117 Post Office Road Enfield, CT 06082 860-253-6580 Heather Benyak, FRC Social Worker 860-253-5214 *Staff is checking voicemails regularly. Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES If you are looking for some individual support during this challenging time, we are available! Our Social Worker, Heather Benyak can assist if additional supports or resources are needed. Also, our Parent Educators can meet with you virtually at your convenience to discuss any specific needs your family has, offer the Ages and Stages Developmental Screening, and provide resources and activities to support your child’s development. Please call or email Ms. Erin or Ms. Lisa for more information or to set up a time to meet. Thank You to Our Business Sponsors! LEGO® Community Fund U.S. & U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling English: Interpretation services now available for families in many languages Spanish: Los servicios de interpretación ahora están disponible en muchos idiomas para las familias. Arabic: خدمات الترجمة الشفوية متوفرة اآلن لألسر،‏ في العديد من اللغات We are on Facebook! Like “Enfield Family Resource Center” for more information, articles and events! SUPPORT GROUPS GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP Monday, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 5:30pm—Virtual Meeting To Register: Email Heather Benyak: [email protected] Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren or other relative children? This group offers a chance to learn about the resources available while gaining strength from each other. PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Monday June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 7:00pm—Virtual Meeting OR Wednesday June 3, 10, 17 & 24 1:00pm—Virtual Meeting To Register: Email Heather Benyak: [email protected] The Parent Support group is an informal group where parents/caregivers can come together to help provide comfort, and support to one another during these uncertain, and trying times. The group provides additional supports and resources to those in need, and a sense of togetherness for all. CIRCLE OF SECURITY Our Parent Educators are looking to start a seven week virtual series for parents and caregivers who are interested in participating in the Circle of Security Parenting® program. This program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. This series is geared towards children ages 4 months-six years. For more information or to sign up please email Erin Grimes at [email protected] VIRTUAL BIRTH-5 PLAYGROUPS Join us for songs, stories, and an activity idea for the day! Virtual Playgroups lead by Ms. Lisa Mondays 11:00am Wednesdays 9:30am OR 11:00am Virtual Playgroups led by Ms. Erin & Ms. Lisa Tuesdays 9:30am OR 11:00am Thursdays 9:30am OR 11:00am Virtual Playgroup led by Ms. Erin Wednesdays 10:30am To join one of the virtual playgroups listed above please email Erin Grimes at [email protected] or Lisa Carierre at [email protected] JUNE BIRTH-5 EVENTS TAKE A HIKE! Friday, June 5th Anytime during the day (Weather permitting) Get those legs moving and take a nice walk on one of the family friendly trails in our area! Scantic River State Park Hazard Avenue (Right before Somers line) OR McCann Family Farm Route 190, Somers To make your time on the trails with your child much more fun and interactive, you can print out this scavenger hunt from the link below! EVENING VIRTUAL PLAYGROUP Wednesday, June 10th 5:30pm To Sign up: Email Erin Grimes: [email protected] Join Ms. Erin & Ms. Lisa for an evening virtual playgroup in your jammies! We will sing songs and read stories! BUBBLES EVERYWHERE Friday, June 12th Anytime during the day At your own homes! Find time during the day to let your imagination run wild and frolic with bubbles! Grown ups can help you make your own bubble solution and homemade wand! homemade-bubbles-2764571 Weather permitting of course, but you can always have fun with bubbles in your bath!! ICE CREAM VIDEO Friday, June 19th Video will be posted on FB 10:00am I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream! Log on for a fun and educational video on how Collins Creamery makes their ice cream! Hear about all the different flavors of ice cream they have to offer! MUSIC & MOVEMENT Friday, June 26th Facebook Live Video 10:00am Tune in on The Enfield Family Resource Center Facebook page for a live interactive music video with Music Therapist Renee Coro! You can dance and sing along with her while she plays some fun summertime themed songs! For those who do not have Facebook, we will email the link for the video later that day for you and your child to watch!