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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.

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July 2024

Event Calendar


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 child-rearing 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!



Music & Movement is an engaging music class that incorporates all kinds of movement and participation to assist in the development of speech and motor skills.

Children in this program learn through their sensory systems utilizing tactile/touch, auditory/hearing, visual/vision, communication/oral motor sensory, breathing/respiratory awareness, olfactory/smell, vestibular/body movement, and proprioceptive/body awareness.

Parents and caregivers can sometimes feel isolated or resistant to participation in group activities with their children, especially those with developmental challenges. Music & Movement engages parents and promotes participation and facilitation of play with their child while building confidence through an atmosphere of acceptance and friendship and through watching their child learn and grow.

All Ages • Registration Required


If you are looking for some socialization, light exercise, and a fun way to explore our favorite local parks and hangouts, stroller walk is for you! Walks are held at parks, trails, and the Arnot Mall. We also provide a healthy snack! Strollers are optional. Siblings welcome.

Join HFRC for our Park Rangers program this summer! Fridays throughout the summer, HFRC will lead a walk through some of our beautiful local parks. This program includes a snack and all children participating will receive an explorer vest and button for each location! All ages are welcome, and all walks start at 10am. Download the flyer here.

All Ages


The Summer Lunch Program is a free program open to all families that provides lunches for children ages 18 and under. This program takes place in Sullivan Park (Thorne St. Park). Lunch is served 12pm-1pm each day with a special program following from 1pm-2pm. This program is offered Monday-Friday starting July 8th and ending August 16, 2024. No registration is required and we encourage you to look at the program calendar for more information.

You can download the full program schedule here.

Ages 0 - 18 Years

Playful Parenting Workshops


Kelly Bartle-Bush is a play therapist who leads parents and children through activities and gives information about strengthening bonds, regulating emotions, and other parenting skills and tactics. All families are welcome, children are encouraged to attend with their parents or caregiver, and registration is not required.

All Ages

Supervised Visit Program


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 vary. Please e-mail for more details.

All Ages • Registration Required