During the current pandemic, Building Healthy Families has created a digital version of much of what we share at BrightStart For Families called BrightStart for Parents. Watch this video to learn more. If you want to participate, please complete this survey. We will contact you with more information about our discussion group schedule and how to get access to the digital version of BrightStart. Thank you!
This Spring, beginning in May, we plan to offer an 8-week BrightStart for Parents as a personal, on-demand learning experience with a discussion group.
Learn more about the 8 topics in this video.
As parents, we are the center of our young child’s world. How we respond to them has an enduring impact. When they are little we can spend so much time trying to meet our children’s physical needs that we don’t have space to think about what they need from us emotionally. Circle of Security Parenting Groups are designed to give parents a 'map’ for understanding and responding to their children’s emotional needs. Research shows that parents who are able do this in a loving and consistent way give their children an amazing start in life. Read more to Subscribe or Enroll.
The Community Garden at 20 Hartford Road is set to grow with four new raised beds nearly ready for planting. We’ll be getting them ready for planting over the next several weeks. These gardens are for families with young children who would like to grow some of their own food. Don’t worry if you’re new to gardening. We have a master gardener as well as experienced volunteers to turn to for instruction and advice. This is a great opportunity for families who live in an apartment without their own space. BHF is looking for families wishing to garden a half or full 4’X8’ box. It will be first come first served. Here are a few reasons gardening is a great opportunity for families with young children.
- It's an activity that children love to do with their parents.
- You get to enjoy your favorite fresh vegetables all summer.
- You make new friends and you save money!
- Opportunities are available to learn from a Master Gardener.
Interested? Please contact us through FaceBook to learn more.
We hope to offer the Imagination Playgrond on a regular schedule this summer so families can tend their garden while their children enjoy the playground at the Frank Cheney Mansion. You can download the application form here.