Family Resource Center



A warm welcome from the Macdonough Family Resource Center! There are many fun, special and important events that happen at the FRCThe FRC is located on the bottom floor, across from the cafeteria.

Check out our January Calendar!(See this link for Calendar)

Here at the Family Resource Center, our goals are:

To provide a welcoming environment at school and support parent involvement.

To build and nurture the school and home partnership.

To support family literacy and language development for young children.

To increase children's readiness for beginning school.

To provide information and referrals to help our parents and families.

To provide workshops and meetings on topics important to parents and families.

To offer a range of recreational & educational opportunities that support positive relationships with peers and adults.

Some of our programs include:

PLAY & LEARN GROUPS for children birth to 5 accompanied with their parent or caregiver
Mondays & Fridays 9AM in the FRC @ Macdonough School
(No sign up required)

PARENTS IN ACTION (PIA): Work with other parents to complete projects for the school, teachers and the FRC

LIT & LAUNDRY: An opportunity to do your laundry for free while enjoying books with your child (See this Link for Online Sign Up)

Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm (Call, stop in, or sign up online for a time slot)

FRC BOUTIQUE: Pick out gently used clothing, shoes, toys and housewares for free

Upcoming Dates: Friday November 16th 2 - 4 pm


We also offer HOME or PERSONAL VISITS with a certified Parent Educator for families pregnant or with children ages birth to five as well as with families with school age children. Using the Parents as Teachers National model, personal visits include providing information about child development and support for overall family well-being. Visits include developmental screenings in all areas including social and emotional, language, gross and fine motor and cognitive development. In addition, personal visits are designed to support families in needed areas such as but not limited to connecting to the school, community resources, discipline, family routines, and employment support. 
Check out our PAT Rewards Program! (See Link for details)

Special Programs and Events:

* Visits to Vinnie's Jump & Jive, Russell Library and Kid City Museum

*Circle of Security Parent/Caregiver groups

For more information please contact:

Amanda Talbot, Macdonough FRC Coordinator

Office : 860-638-3742
Work Cell : 860 – 468 – 5803

Regina Cardona, FRC Parent Liaison
Office : 860 - 638 - 3742
Work Cell : 860 - 931 - 0157

"Middletown is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's supportive community full of opportunity." Middlesex Coalition for Children 2016