Family Resource Center News Nov- Dec FRC Newsletter - Page 2

DECEMBER BIRTH-5 EVENTS FAMILY FOCUSED NEWS DAD’S EVENING PLAYGROUP Tuesday, December 3rd 5:30pm to 6:30pm Stowe Family Resource Center Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, any family men join us for an opportunity to bond and play with your child at an interactive playgroup! You and your children will have fun playing, exploring, singing and reading together! We will also provide a pizza dinner! CIRCLE OF SECURITY Presented by: The Family Resource Center Eight Thursdays: January 9th –February 27th 5:30pm to 7:00pm Stowe Early Learning Center 117 Post Office Road To register please contact: Erin Grimes at 860-253-6580 or email [email protected] FIELD TRIP TO HOME DEPOT At times all parents feel lost or without a clue Friday, December 6th about what our child might need from us. 10:00am to 11:00am Imagine what it might feel like if you were Home Depot, 136 Elm Street able to make sense of what your child was Come down to The Home Depot of really asking from you! The Circle of Enfield where you will have a chance to Security Parenting® program is based on make and take a special project with your decades of research about how secure friends. There will also be a small snack at parent-child relationships can be supported the end! and strengthened. This series is geared towards children ages 4 months-six years. PLAY LAB FUN Childcare will be available along with light Friday, December 13th refreshments. Space is limited so please 10:00am to 11:00am reserve your spot today! Stowe Early Learning Center Join us for a morning of play and exploration in the play lab. Come and DR. DAD EVENT experience the different areas within the Thursday, November 14th center: science, art, music and building! 6:30pm to 7:30pm Parents and caregivers with their children Stowe Early Learning Center are welcome. Calling all Dads! If your child is hurt- What ZUMBINI AT DANCE AMORE do you do? Where do you go? Join us with Friday, December 20th your children, and come learn some basic 10:00am to 10:30am OR first aid tips from an EMT. 10:45-11:15am FREE dinner and first aid kit included! 155 Hazard Avenue Space is limited. Registration is required for this Join Deb at Dance Amore for a Zumbini event. Please email Erin Grimes at class that uses original music and [email protected] to sign up! movement to promote cognitive, social, fine and gross motor skills! Space is limited and you must be an FRC Member to register for each event. * Please contact Erin Grimes to register for all events! You may email [email protected] or call 860-253-6580* Pick up a catalog at your Family Resource Center! You can do the order online or we can submit the order for you! Due Dates Friday, November 15th Friday, December 6th Ask your parent educator for more details! LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT Here are some great picture book titles that you can look for at the Enfield Public Libraries or at the Family Resource Center: Flip, Flap, Fly! by Phyllis Root The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen Silly Sally, by Audrey Wood Jamberry, by Bruce Degen Little Blue Truck, by Alice Schertle You can make reading a more visible part of life: * Read a cereal box or milk carton at breakfast. * Add a funny note to your kid’s lunch. * Point out reading that’s all around us, like mail, menus and labels. * You can add singing, writing and talking with your kids to everything you do! Some ideas are to make shopping lists to- gether, find letters on street signs and sing silly rhyming songs. READ EVERY DAY WITH YOUR CHILD! FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS Are you interested in discovering how your child is progressing? The Family Resource Center offers the Ages and Stages Developmental Screening for any Enfield child ages birth to five. This questionnaire shows how children are progressing in the developmental areas of communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal-social skills. The screening can be completed at the FRC or at your home. Call 860-253-5144 if you are interested. *Screenings will be distributed soon to all children registered for playgroup! PREPARING FOR WINTER With the winter weather approaching, the FRC has some resources available to connect families who are in need of coats or winter accessories. We also have information on Energy Assistance programs that can help with heating bills if you qualify. Please contact us for more information at Henry Barnard School at 860-253-5144 or at Stowe at 860-253-6580. Thank You to Our Business Sponsors! LEGO® Community Fund U.S. U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling The Family Resource Center at Stowe is supported primarily by the generosity of the local business community, fundraising, and grants. Investing in early childhood programs is one of the best, most cost-effective choices communities can make to benefit the economy and develop the workforce. If you would like to support us or learn more, please contact Amy Morales at 860-253-4721 or [email protected] or visit