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Our programs are carefully planned to ensure that both you and your child will have a fun and educational experience. All of our programs are free of charge. Click on a program below to learn more.

Description

The Playful Learning Program provides an opportunity for families to visit any time during open hours. Three spaces are available for families to engage in play-based learning: two playroom locations (one at Arnot Mall and one at Horseheads Family Resource Center) with creative play such as dress-up, play dough, painting, and building blocks; and a gym at HFRC for more physical play featuring climbing structures, basketball, and riding toys.

As families have fun playing together, children develop school readiness skills and a love of learning. Caregivers can ask questions about childrearing and development, get referrals to outside agencies and programs, and form a support network within the community. Most importantly, IT’S FUN!

The outdoor program will be hosted on the playground and in the pavilion at the Horseheads Family Resource Center. Should we need to cancel the outdoor program due to rain or other inclement weather, we move inside to the gymnasium.

We cannot wait to see everyone and are thrilled to be able to offer this program for all of our families. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions and keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for all of our program updates!

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Description

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program© is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children focusing on the pleasure and power of using oral rhymes, songs, and stories together. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program©is a fun, evidence-based program that helps parents gain skills and confidence to enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Children benefit from enjoyable healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Hours

This 6-week program is offered throughout the year. Preregistration is required. Please call 607-483-1067 for availability.

Testimonials

"All of my children have enjoyed learning the rhymes and we do them often at home. I use them when they need redirection or are cranky. They really help to change everyone's mood! A great program for learning new ways to parent and have fun with your children."

"It has been wonderful one-on-one for my child and me. I loved the stories; they made me feel like I can tell a story to my son at home."

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PCMGP Songs
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Ages 0 - 5 • Registration Required

Description

Are you looking for ways to help your child get ready for reading? Or do you have a child who struggles with reading? Perhaps you want to increase your skill and knowledge in helping children become successful readers.

Reading Clinic is an opportunity for children and their parents to meet with a reading expert.  To sign up for a future Reading Clinic or for more information, please contact us at (607) 483-1067.

Hours

Reading clinics are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Preregistration is required for this program. Please call 607-483-1067 to reserve your slot.

Testimonials

"The Reading Clinic made an invaluable impact on my daughter; prior to our participation in the Reading Clinic, she would cry at the mere mention of reading. Through her participation in the Reading Clinic, and subsequent vision therapy (a need that was identified during the clinic), she now reads with confidence – and she enjoys reading!"

All Ages • Registration Required

Description

Toddler Time provides two-year-olds and their families with the chance to meet other toddler families and have fun together in a small group setting.

Like our other programs, it has activities to encourage development of social, emotional, language, and cognitive skills. Parents are able to ask questions of our highly qualified staff to set them on the path to being active partners in their children’s education. Field trips and special events are also organized.

Toddler Time meets a couple mornings a week during the school year. If you would like to enroll, or for more information, please contact us at (607) 483-1067.

Hours

Families meet twice a week during the school year.

Preregistration is required for this program. Please call 607-483-1067 for availability and enrollment information.

Ages 18 months - 36 months • Registration Required

Description

We hold various parent workshops throughout the year on all sorts of interesting topics.

Past topics include Flip It!, Sensory Kids: Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder, and The Value of Play: What Children Learn from Toys.

Hours

Workshops are offered throughout the year. Please call 607-483-1067 for availability and enrollment information.

Testimonials

"I loved the FLIP-IT program. Not only did I learn to understand my child's behavior and respond to meltdowns in a positive way, our group also formed a supportive bond. I enjoyed sharing ideas and cheering on my new friends."

All Ages • Registration Required

Description

The Supervised Visit Program is offered free of charge to all families needing this service. During visits, non-custodial parents and their children have the opportunity to visit, play, and bond in a warm, child-centered environment. Staff members work with both parents to help them reach their goals and promote positive parenting interactions.

Hours

Hours vary. Please call 607-483-1067 for more details.

All Ages • Registration Required

Description

The Fatherhood Connection is a 13-week program designed to support men with the responsibility & significant role of the father, for the best interest of their child. The program encourages fathers to share their life experiences and become open to exploring various ways to raise their children in a comfortable, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere. This program welcomes fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and any other male caregivers and role models who would like to participate.

This program is facilitated by Bob Lecher, a long-time advocate of The Fatherhood Connection and meets on Wednesdays at 6 pm starting on Wednesday, March 2nd at the HFRC Arnot Mall Playroom. Childcare is provided during this program for participants.

Hours

This is a 13-week program that begins on March 2, 2022. Please call 607-483-1067 for availability and enrollment information.

All Ages • Registration Required