JTPS Family Resource
Watertown Family Resource Center
The Watertown/Oakville community has a new Family Resource Center. The idea to establish a Family Resource Center grew out of a recommendation from “Watertown’s Community Conversations Concerning Early Childhood Education” in which members of the community met to identify the needs of families and young children in Watertown and Oakville. These meetings were funded through grants from the Connecticut Community Foundation, the William Caspar Graustien Memorial Fund and the League of Women voters.
The Watertown Family Resource Planning Committee is comprised of a group of community volunteers who have an interest in developing a community-based system of family support. The mission of the Watertown Family Resource Center (FRC) is to nurture the healthy development of the family, to strengthen the bond between the school and the family, and to help every child be ready for school. The FRC will provide opportunities (at no cost) for all Watertown/Oakville families to participate in special programs to support school readiness, foster literacy skills, and encourage parent and community participation.
The FRC began its activities in September, 2007. The monthly literacy program, “Bedtime Stories”, for preschool children continues to be enjoyed by many families. In addition, "Storytime Pals" a literacy program for kindergarten children began.The “Early Childhood Parents Make a Difference” newsletter is being distributed to all preschoolers. Preschool Collaboration between public and private preschool and childcare providers was established in January 2006 and is continuing with shared professional development and dialogue with the support of the FRC.
Literacy Bags are being enjoyed by families with children in kindergarten through 2nd grade. The bags go home on Wednesday and are returned on Monday, giving each family time to enjoy reading, playing a game and making a puzzle together. Families are enjoying the contents of the bags as language and a love of reading are fostered.
The FRC is supported by the Connecticut Community Foundation, The Leever Foundation, Naugatuck Savings Bank, Watertown Foundation, Thomaston Savings Bank, Watertown-Oakville Chamber of Commerce, John Trumbull Primary School PTO, and the Watertown Board of Education. The FRC Committee is dedicated to making the Watertown Family Resource Center an integral part of the community by meeting the changing needs of families.
The Watertown Family Resource Center is happy to present a series of Literacy Evenings for children in both preschool and kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year.
Please watch for the bright orange flyers your child will bring home and join us for an evening of interactive stories. “Bedtime Stories” is for 3 & 4 year old children. “Storytime Pals” is for children currently attending kindergarten.
Literacy Nights are held at John Trumbull Primary School starting at 6:30 PM. Families meet in the Main Lobby to sign in.
Schedule: Dates & Times
Bedtime Stories” 6 Literacy evenings for pre-school age children.
Monday, September 17, 2012-6:30 PM
Monday , October 29, 2012-6:30 PM (Cancelled due to storm)
***Storm Date- Monday, November 5, 2012-6:30 PM***
Monday November 19, 2012-6:30 PM
Monday, February 11, 2013-6:30 PM (Snow date: February 25th)
Monday March 18, 2013- 6:30 PM
Monday, April 22, 2013-6:30 PM
"Storytime Pals” 4 Literacy Evenings for kindergarten age children.
Wednesday, Spetember 19, 2012-6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012-6:30 PM
Wednesday November 28, 2012-6:30 PM
Tuesday, March 20 , 2013-6:30 PM
The Watertown Family Resource Center is happy to present a playgroup for children entering kindergarten in September, 2013.
Watertown Family Resource Center
Calling All Watertown/Oakville Cubs….
(Children entering Kindergarten Fall, 2013)
Join the Tiger’s Den Playgroup for:
Make & Take
Time to socialize with new friends
(Facilitated by two certified teachers)
Location: John Trumbull Primary School
Dates to be announced!
Session 1 January 9, 16, 23 4:00 to 5:15 PM
Session 2 February 6, 13, 20 4:00 to 5:15 PM
Session 3 March 6, 13, 20 4:00 to 5:15 PM
Session 4 April 3,10, 24 4:00 to 5:15 PM
Session 5 May 8, 15, 22 4:00 to 5:15 PM
Watertown Family Resource Center funding provided by
Connecticut Community Foundation, The Leever Foundation & Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation
RSVP with your name, child\children’s names,
session choices & telephone # by e-mail or phone
(Choices will be confirmed by phone or e-mail)
Please choose up to three sessions.
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 860-945-2710