FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAMSConnecticut was the first state to initiate, fund and demonstrate the feasibility of Family Resource Center Programs directly linked to the local public school systems. The Family Resource Program Network currently has 60 sites statewide. Based on "The School of the 21st Century" concept, as developed by Dr. Edward Zigler, Director of the Bush Center for Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University, the programs have development into a comprehensive integrated community-based system of family support and child development services located in public school facilities.
The Family Resource Center Program Components are: Full-time Preschool Child Care; School-Age Child Care; Families in Training; Adult Education; Support and Training for Family Day Care Providers; Positive Youth Development and Resource and Referral Services.
In 1991, ROSCCO was selected by the Stamford Board of Education as the lead agency responsible for the administration and implementation of the Stamford Family Resource Center Programs. ROSCCO established the first Family Resource Center at the Rogers Magnet School and the second at the Westover Magnet School with the assistance of grants received from the Connecticut Departments of Education and Social Services. The program components are offered through collaboration between ROSCCO and the following:
Wendy Lesperance, Director, Family Support Programs, for further information please call, (203) 977-4633