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(Top) Family Programs

Family Programs

Parents as Teachers

The goals of this federally funded evidence-based voluntary home visiting program for pregnant women and families in northwestern Connecticut are to: improve maternal and child health, prevent child abuse and neglect, encourage positive parenting, and promote child development and school readiness.

Lisa Candels, Parents as Teachers Program Manager
860.733.3345 | Email

Family Resource Centers

School-based family support programs in Torrington and Plymouth, which work to integrate families into the elementary schools. Family Resource Centers services include: child care, preschool, playgroups for infants through 5 years, before and after school care for school age children, home visitation to families, parent support, adult education and family literacy, resource and referral, support for family child care providers, and positive youth development.

Partnership Learning Academy
Lori Borysewicz, Plymouth FRC Coordinator
860.516.7002 x1345 | Email

Torrington Vogel-Wetmore School
Deborah Bristol, Torrington FRC Coordinator
860.489.8552 | Email

Plymouth Family Resource Center Preschool 

NAEYC Accredited, high quality early childhood program for children ages 3 and 4 located at Plymouth School. 


Partnership Learning Academy 
Lori Borysewicz
860.516.7002 x1345 | Email

McKinney-Vento Homeless Outreach Program

Through a strong partnership with the Torrington Public School District, EdAdvance's grant funded Homeless Outreach Coordinator works directly with school social workers and community providers to support the unique and varied needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness so they come to school ready to learn. The program is designed to build on the normalcy and stability of the school environment in order to overcome barriers to educational engagement. In addition, the Homeless Outreach Coordinator partners with area school districts to ensure compliance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Michelle Anderson, Director of Early Childhood & Family Programs
860.567.0863 x1177 | Email

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