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Flourishing Families

Flourishing Families

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Flourishing Babies

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Flourishing Kids

Flourishing Kids

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What We Offer

PlaySpace Banner 700This new space will be dedicated to promoting healthy development of young children at BHF's Learning Space at 20 Hartford Road. This nearly completed new room will be used for children whose parents are attending Circle of Security Parenting groups, and as a drop in center for parents with young children. The room will feature our Medium Size Imagination Playground, a reading nook, great toys, and a dedicated space for arts and crafts (including Play-Doh!). We need help in the final design of the space and donations to provide the finishing touches for the walls and floors. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

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Building Healthy Families now offers the Ages and Stages Questionnaire!

ASQ-3 is a set of questionnaires about children’s development.
It has been used for more than 20 years to make sure children are developing well. A screening provides a quick look at how children are doing in important areas, such as communication, physical ability, social skills, and problem-solving skills. ASQ-3 can help identify your child’s strengths as well as any areas where your child may need support.

As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child.
That’s why ASQ-3 questionnaires are designed to be filled out by you. You will only need 10–15 minutes. It’s that quick and easy. Here’s how ASQ-3 works:

BrightStart™ is a fun experience for the whole family. Parents who are expecting, or have a child 4 years old or younger and older children up through 8 BrightStart Trans 250pxyears old are invited. Other care-givers are also welcome!  BrightStart is a family time; it's a place to create memories and bonds and to learn in new ways. It is a shared family experience in our local community, where children see familiar faces and the families can build a supportive group of peers.

Our Learn & Play Kid’s Program is play-based and offers infants through 8 year olds opportunities to learn and have fun while developing listening and attention skills. BrightStart™ is offered by Building Healthy Families, a nonprofit organization in Manchester, CT.  The workshop will be offered at The Manchester Learning Center at 42 Prospect Street in Manchester. The morning is full of learning and activities for parents and children; Breakfast begins at 9:30 and lunch starts at noon.

Pleaae subscribe here if you want to be reminded about the BrightStart beginning next Spring.

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Want to know when the next Circle of Security class will be?  It's easy, just subscribe to our Circle of Security Parenting email list. If you're already on our list, you can enroll directly.  Call or text 860.375.0121 with any questions. 

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Upcoming Events

BrightStart

The next BrightStart is scheduled to begin next Spring. See the article on our home page.

Circle of Security

Please subscribe to our email list to be reminded of our next class or like us on Facebook.

Imagination Playground

Come and play on the Imagination Playground. Check for our Imagination Playground events on our calendar (under Resources), or on Facebook.