Family Resource Center (FRC)

The Bridge Family Center, in partnership with West Hartford Public Schools, established the FRC at Charter Oak International Academy to support the healthy development of families in the community.

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Children and Families are at the Center of Our Work

The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers a variety of family programs and support services that enhance parenting, promote family involvement with the schools, and help children to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. The FRC serves about 1100 children and parents in West Hartford each year.

The FRC currently offers programs throughout the year at the following West Hartford locations:

  • Charter Oak International Academy 
  • Aiken Elementary School 
  • Wolcott Elementary School 
  • Webster Hill Elementary School 

For information regarding any of these programs, please contact Kristen Cool, Director of the Family Resource Center at:

Charter Oak Academy Family Resource Center
425 Oakwood Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
860.929.5575

Family Resource Center Programs

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Parents and Caregivers

We offer a number of programs to help educate, support, and empower you and your family.


Parenting Programs  Training & Education Mosaic Parenting Center

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Young Children

The FRC offers programs for children (prenatal to five) and their caregivers to support their social, emotional, and cognitive skill development.


Early Childhood Programs

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School-Age Children

We offer a variety of before and after school programs aimed at the enrichment and support of elementary school-age children.


Before & After School Programs

Here to Help When You Need It Most

Is someone in your family having a hard time right now? Contact our team at the Bridge for counseling services.

Counseling Services