Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Hartford County

Adapt and Learn, LLC

Alescia Ford, MS OTR/L, ATP
Occupational therapy and assistive technology services to families of children with special education needs.

160 Farmington Avenue, 1st floor

Phone: 860-470-3391

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Autism Care Partners

Autism Care Partners provides comprehensive services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, including:
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Diagnostic Evaluations, Social Skills Groups, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Parent Training.

279 New Britain Rd

Phone: (860) 698-1195

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Autism Families CONNECTicut

Autism Families CONNECTicut was founded in January 2010 by a group of parents, grandparents and family members who recognized that there were limited weekend recreational and social activities specifically targeted to children on the autism spectrum in Connecticut. Initially, to fill that gap, the focus was on providing programming for children on the spectrum, ages 5-12. While still the focus, programming has since expanded to include preschoolers ages 3-5, teens ages 13-19, and young adults ages 20-29 on the autism spectrum, as well as siblings and parents when appropriate.
Programs are locally based, high quality, low cost, accessible to families and run by professionals. Every program is held in a safe, non-judgmental environment, designed to encourage children, teens, and young adults who attend to have fun, get active and make friends. Most programs are primarily on the weekends and are multi-week long.

600 North Mountain Road

Phone: (860) 474-3444

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Barnes Nature Center

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center in Bristol, part of the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc., offers exhibits and activities, an extensive collection of reptiles and amphibians, live birds of prey, interactive exhibits, and hiking trails. 68 acres.

175 Shrub Road

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Bethany Kate Wellness

Bethany Kate Wellness is based in Southington and provides wellness and birth services to pregnant people throughout Connecticut. Birth doula services include emotional, physical, and informational support throughout pregnancy as well as continuous labor support. Massage appointments are available for Prenatal and Postnatal periods. Private prenatal and restorative yoga sessions in the studio or in your home.

Bethany Wallace, CPYT, LMT, Certified Birth Doula

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Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

The Boys and Girls Club of Bristols' Mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Summer Camp enables and empowers youth entering grades 1-8 in the fall to discover and develop their individual intellectual, social and physical potential in a safe and structured setting. They provide a variety of activities that are age-appropriate and designed to offer children and early teens a full day of learning and fun during the summer. They are an OEC licensed Camp.

255 West Street
Bristol, CT

Phone: 8605834734

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Bristol Parks

Our neighbors in Bristol, CT have several parks with playgrounds, hiking trails, sports fields and other amenities. Page Park has an especially good playground area.


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Child First

Child First™ is a no-cost intensive, therapeutic home visiting program that works with parents and families to help address emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges, as well as learning problems in young children, birth to 6. This program includes a comprehensive assessment of child and family needs; observation and consultation in early care and education; parent-child mental health intervention; development of a child and family plan of care; and care coordination and case management. Interventions are designed to support the parents/caregivers in their role as loving protector and promoter of healthy development of the child.

Contact the ECCS for referral information.

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Children’s Eye Care

Specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Farmington: 366 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032
Glastonbury: 131 New London Turnpike, Suite 200, Glastonbury CT

Farmington and Glastonbury,

Phone: 860-409-0449

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Connecticut Clearinghouse

A Library and Resource Center providing information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness, and other related topics.

334 Farmington Avenue

Phone: 860-793-9791 or 800-232-4424

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Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund

Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is a statewide nonprofit organization that advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are underserved or marginalized. We work to create an equitable society where women and girls thrive.

CWEALF provides FREE legal information, bilingual assistance, in-person assistance, referrals to attorneys, and referrals to community agencies.

75 Charter Oak Ave
Hartford, CT

Phone: (860) 524-0601

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CT After School Network

An initiative of the Connecticut Network for Children and Youth, Inc.

The CT After School Network provides communication about after school issues through avenues such as; a quarterly newsletter, website, regional workshops and conferences. They also provide access to training, technical assistance, professional development for after school professionals and a comprehensive resource library.
The CT After School Network advocates for additional state and federal investment in after school programs by communicating with policy makers about how after school programs serve young people and our communities. They also advocate for families and communities by listening to communities needs in towns and cities across the state by raising public awareness about the importance of after school programs.
Connect new and existing after school networks at all levels: local, regional, state and national. Connect after school programs and providers to training, research, curriculum and best practice resources.

75 Charter Oak Avenue, Bld. 2, Suite 2-101

Phone: (203) 483-1846

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CT State Department of Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to all Connecticut public school districts. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.

450 Columbus Boulevard

Phone: 860-713-6543

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Early Childhood Center Lab School • Tunxis Community College

The Early Childhood Center Lab School on the campus of Tunxis Community College provides a quality program for preschool children and is a model lab school for the Early Childhood Associate degree program. It is staffed with qualified and experienced early childhood professionals and serves children ages three to five years old (non-kindergarten enrolled). The Center is among a select group in the nation accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and licensed by the State of Connecticut. The Center is open to children of students, staff, and members of the community. Staff members believe that young children learn best through hands-on experiences and meaningful interactions in a carefully planned environment. The goal of the staff is to encourage the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children in a safe and nurturing environment.

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Debra Collins, Director, Early Childhood Center Lab School, at 860.773.1350.

Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Road

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ESPN Kids Center

Bright Horizons Family Solutions runs the ESPN Kids Center for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age from 7 am to 7 pm. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

205 Enterprise Drive

Phone: 860-582-4300

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Family Enrichment Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut

The Hospital of Central Connecticut's Family Enrichment Center helps families achieve parenting goals through a blend of services.
The Family Enrichment Center provides services to enhance parent child interaction via, groups and one-on-one connections, in your home and/or virtually.
The Family Enrichment Center services are modeled after the nationally recognized evidenced based Parents as Teachers curriculum. Parents as Teachers curriculum is designed to support families in learning more about child development, health and safety, and getting their child ready to start school. Parents as Teachers services can start any time before the child starts kindergarten, including during a parent’s pregnancy. These services reach pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents and caregivers of children under the age of 5.
The Family Enrichment Center services also include Parenting Connections. Parenting Connections are groups that include topics on parenting, relationships, development, nurturing, discipline and creative play experiences.
The Family Enrichment Center services also include specifically designed supports for our fathers. These services vary from small-group conversations about parenting, to in-home or virtual support and one-on-one coaching. Our Father Involvement Parent Educator can work individually with fathers to help navigate a shared role in parental involvement.

HHC New Britain General Campus, 32 Hawkins Street
New Britain,

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Family Forward Advocacy CT

Family Forward Advocacy CT is dedicated to supporting families raising children with early developmental trauma (EDT), attachment disruption, and those formed through adoption. FFACT develops parent partnerships and strengthens family integrity practices across child-serving systems. We build awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact they have on children and their families, and we empower the voices of parents committed to both parenting thru trauma and advocating for change.

Advocate Services - Direct Services to Parents & Defense Attorney Coordinated Support
Advocacy Training - Empower Your Voice to Advocate for your Child's Special Needs; Public Policy Reform ACTion Planning, Coaching & Organizing
Education - Therapeutic Parenting Live Discussions & Webinars; Activate Your Voice Advocacy Planning Course and Parent Mentoring; Parenting Thru Trauma Podcast
Information and Resource Sharing, News, Links, Talks, and Partner Introductions
Connection - Professional Representation and Clinical Services Referrals
Outreach - Provider Partnership Services and Parent Support Group
Networking - Federal Child Welfare Public Policy Reform Action Opportunities in concert with Family Forward Foundation, the Family Forward Project, and the Grandma Warriors

99 Whispering Brook Drive

Phone: 860-505-0548

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Farmington Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Barbara Ziogas, MD

1 Forest Park Dr #1

Phone: (860) 677-1112

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F.A.S.T. Camp is a unique multi-sport, co-ed summer day camp with locations in Southington, Meriden, and Wallingford. Registration typically opens in February and weekly sessions go from June through August.
F.A.S.T. combines physical education games, sports, exercise, recess, arts and crafts, and team-building activities for grades 1-8. A CIT program is offered for grades 9-12. Camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm with, extended hours available.
FAST Jr. is for fully potty trained campers that are not entering 1st grade yet.

FAST is a fully insured State Licensed Day Camp and all employees are First Aid and CPR certified. They accept the Care4Kids childcare subsidy.

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Fatherhood Monthly Support Group | The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Monthly fathering opportunities to connect with other fathers, explore partnering relationships and learn more about your child. Father groups are free and confidential and offered on a virtually safe platform for fathers.

Family Enrichment Center (Lower Level), 32 Hawkins Street
New Britain,

Phone: 1-855-442-4373

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Ferdinand Sauer Family BirthPlace

The Family BirthPlace provides the services of Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultants. Our consultants offer special training and tips to all mothers, including mothers of Special Care Nursery newborns, who may be unable to nurse for a time.
An informal walk-in support group for nursing mothers meets Wednesdays 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Family BirthPlace lounge. The group is facilitated by our certified lactation consultant. Topics may include technique, milk supply, pumping, and returning to work.

Mothers and mothers-to-be who intend to breastfeed can take advantage of a variety of resources:
Prenatal breastfeeding classes for moms and families
24-hour breastfeeding support by our specially trained nurses
Support for working moms who wish to breastfeed when they return to work
Pediatricians, neonatologists and nurses who promote breastfeeding as the healthiest way for most babies to be fed
For mothers choosing to formula feed, the staff provides advice that includes how to mix and store formula, and how to feed the baby
Breast pumps are available for use while you are here and can be ordered through insurance to be delivered to your home

New Britain General Campus, 100 Grand Street
New Britain ,

Phone: 860-224-5226

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Gentle Mama Counseling

Mischa Hadaway, LCSW, CD(DONA) is a perinatal therapist, working with clients who are planning a someday family, currently expecting, recently postpartum, or grieving a loss. This includes families who are managing theri journey through fertility, birth trauma and parenting with or without a partner.
Consultations are free. Sessions can be provided virtually.

West Hartford,

Phone: 860-215-4710

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Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School offers a wide variety of swimming programs, including infant swim lessons, toddler swim lessons, and programs for children between 4 months and 12 years old. Their swimming classes for kids have a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure maximum safety, learning and fun.
Goldfish Swim School also hosts birthday parties and various clinics for those that want to improve their swim skills quickly.

Goldfish Swim School has multiple locations throughout Connecticut.

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Goodwin College – Dental Hygiene Clinic

Goodwin’s Dental Hygiene Clinic is committed to providing a variety of free dental hygiene services to both children and adults. They also work with community partners providing outreach services such as oral health screenings, dental hygiene education, nutritional and smoking cessation awareness. Students provide these services in sites such as community health centers, preschools, senior centers, and behavioral health and addiction facilities.
Services are provided by Goodwin dental hygiene students under the direct supervision of experienced and licensed dental hygiene faculty and dentists.

403 Main Street
East Hartford, CT

Phone: (860) 218-1800

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Great Beginnings Daycare Center and Nursery School

Licensed for age 6 weeks through 12 years old. Recently granted re-accreditation by the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC).

195 East Street (age 3-12) and 15-17 Cooke Street (age 6 weeks thru 2)

Phone: (860) 747-1679

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Hartford HealthCare Behavioral and Mental Health

The Hartford HealthCare system offers several mental and behavioral health options.

Inpatient Services
Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.
Psychiatric and substance abuse consultations for other inpatient units.
Inpatient services for adults and geriatric patients.
Central intake, triage and referral for hospital outpatient services that allows timely and efficient intakes within 48 hours.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Addiction, Pregnancy And My Baby.

Outpatient Services
We customize our programs to fit each individual's needs and give our clients the tools to achieve the best possible results.

The Counseling Center, 98 Main Street, Southington
Outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
All programs include ongoing psychiatric evaluation and medication management. Clinical and administrative staff are fully bilingual and culturally competent. Intensive Outpatient Groups and suboxone treatment.

Senior Care
For older adults, anxiety, depression, stress, and other conditions can be compounded by age-related issues like the deaths of loved ones, declining physical health and a loss of independence.

Substance Abuse
Our programs are designed to meet our clients' unique needs with customized care programs.

Natchaug Hospital is the key provider of a regional system of care for children, adolescents and adults who are living with mental illness and substance abuse problems.

At Rushford, the challenges of addiction and mental health issues are met by the passion of specialists who treat every client with care, compassion and respect — throughout their time with us, and even after.

The Institute of Living (IOL) is one of America's leading not-for-profit centers for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorders.

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Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network

The Behavioral Health Network provides the full continuum of both mental health and substance abuse recovery services, personalized to the needs of every client and integrated with their primary care health needs.

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Heart Start Training Institute, LLC

Heart Start Training Institute offers courses that instill the knowledge, skills, and most up to date information required to recognize and respond to medical emergencies. They offer Heart Start Certification courses and, when ARC certifications are required, American Red Cross Certification courses for both initial and renewal certifications.
Courses are available online, in person, and via their hybrid training method, which combines online work with hands-on skill sessions.

Heart Start Certifications (in-person only)
- Adult, Child & Infant First Aid/CPR/AED Initial & Renewel Certifications
- Babysitter's Basics Course (ages 11-15)
- Babysitter's Training Certification (ages 11+)
- Babysitter's Training with First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (ages 11+)

American Red Cross Certifications (Online, hybrid, or in-person)
- Adult, Child &/or Infant First Aid/CPR/AED Initial & Renewal Certification
- Online Babysitting Basics (ages 11-15)
- Babysitter's Training Certification (ages 11+)
- Babysitter's Training with First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (ages 11+)


Phone: (860) 480-7939

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Hope and Support Group

Hope & Support Groups provide a safe and confidential space for parents, guardians, and others who are concerned about a loved one’s substance use or addiction. All families are welcomed and encouraged to utilize these services at no cost.
• Free membership
• All meetings have two facilitators, a licensed professional, and a para-professional with lived experience.
• Event information, educational resources, Q&A, and speakers
• 12-Panel Drug Tests for $5.00

Every Thursday rotating through these locations:

Meriden 7:00pm-8:30pm
TriCircle Offices
169 Colony Street
Second Floor, Room 28
Parking and Entrance are located at the back of the building.

Colchester 6:00pm-7:30pm
51 Hayward Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415
Brick building, left door. Lots of on-street parking

Somers 6:00pm-7:30pm
The Story Barn
952 Main St.

Sponsored by TriCircle, Inc., a Connecticut 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to break the cycle of relapse and recidivism that exists in the current system of addiction recovery.

Phone: 860-349-7074

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Hospital for Special Care

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth-largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. HSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder.

The Autism Center is a specialized interdisciplinary program for children and adolescents experiencing symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) offering outpatient services, inpatient care, and partial hospital program. They currently have a waitlist and prioritize children under 5 for early intervention.

2150 Corbin Ave
New Britain,

Phone: (860) 223-2761

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Hubbard Park

Hubbard Park in Meriden, has a recreation area with a bandshell, tennis courts, pavilion, swings and playground equipment. Castle Craig is a tower at the top of the park which offers a spectacular view of the Greater Meriden area. There is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the highway and connects to hiking trails to the Tower. There is also a road to the tower which is open from May 1st through October 31st. 1,800 acres
Trail map:

West Main Street

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Hungerford Park Nature Center

The Hungerford Park Nature Center in Kensington is home to many domestic animals and native wild birds. There is a farm-yard, indoor exhibits, walking trails, and a picnic and play area. They offer preschool programs, summer programs, a 4-H club and rentals for birthday parties.

191 Farmington Ave

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Imagine Nation

Imagine Nation is a NAEYC accredited, state licensed Early Learning School offers an affordable, quality School Readiness Preschool Program and a mixed age infant and toddler program. Their highly qualified, degreed teachers implement developmentally appropriate curriculum utilizing the State of CT Early Learning and Development Standards along with tangible learning experiences throughout our Museum Studios.
A free family membership to our Museum Studios is included upon enrollment.

The mixed age classroom is open to all children ages 6 weeks up to 3 years of age. The mixed age infant toddler classroom is a full-time program,
The preschool program is open to Bristol and out of town residents. Children entering the preschool program must be ages 3 to 5 years old.
At the beginning of the school year in September they accept children aged 2 years 9 months, turning 3 before December 31,
per State of Connecticut Licensing Requirements.

Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale according to you family’s gross income and size. They are open year round to working and accept Care4Kids child care subsidies for those families that qualify.

1 Pleasant St
Bristol, CT 06010

Phone: (860) 314-1400

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Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc. offers educational programs, birthday parties and a summer day camp, with optional extended day hours, for grades K to 12 at Indian Rock Nature Preserve.

501 Wolcott Road
Bristol, CT 06010

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Institute of Living

The Institute of Living was one of the first mental health facilities in the country, and the first hospital of any kind in Connecticut. Today as Hartford Hospital's Divison of Mental Health, the Institute is a leading not-for-profit provider of comprehensive care for behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorders as well as a center for research and education. The Institute of Living offers services for all ages.

The Institute's Child and Adolescent Departments and Services include:
ACCESS Mental Health CT
Autism Consultation Service
Day Treatment Programs
Outpatient Care
School Avoidance
Special Education
Independent School Health Check (ISHC)
Mental Health in Independent School Communities (MHISC)

Child and Adolescent Services available at Grace S. Webb School in Hartford and The Webb School at Cheshire

200 Retreat Ave

Phone: (860) 545-7000

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IRIS Behavioral Health Services

IRIS Behavioral Health Services provides in-home ABA services throughout Litchfield, Hartford, New Haven, and Fairfield county and accept most private insurance.


PO Box 371
Watertown, CT 06795

Phone: 860-334-9463

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Jocelyn the Doula

Jocelyn the Doula is a postpartum doula providing support & relief for mothers/families of babies during the first 3 months after birth in the central CT area.
Instagram: @jocelynthedoula

Phone: 860-863-8657

Web Site: http://

Klingberg Family Centers

Klingberg Family Centers is a private, nonprofit multi-service agency providing help to thousands of persons across Connecticut each year. Our goal is to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms, severe family problems and mental health issues. Through an array of group care, special education, foster care and community programs, children and parents are given the encouragement and skills they need to function more effectively at home, in school and in their community. The main campus is located in New Britain, Connecticut. They also offer a wide range of community services from the office in Hartford.

Klingberg Family Centers promotes and ensures equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We are committed to eliminating all discrimination and value our diverse workforce, client population, and community.

370 Linwood St
New Britain,

Phone: General Information (860) 832-5503

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Lake Compounce

A family friendly amusement park and waterpark with themed events and activities. Home to the top-rated wooden roller coaster in the world, Boulder Dash, as well as the largest waterpark in Connecticut

186 Enterprise Drive

Phone: (860)-583-3300

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Literacy Volunteers of Central CT

Since 1978, Literacy Volunteers of Central CT (LVCC) has offered adults free tutoring to improve their English reading and writing skills. Each year they serve approximately 400 persons, individually and in small group settings, including parent and child groups. The 15 central Connecticut towns they serve include Southington, and tutoring can be scheduled at a convenient public location such as the Southington Library.

20 High Street (3rd flr. of New Britain Public Library)
New Britain, CT

Phone: Toll Free 1-877-603-7323 or (860) 229-7323

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Little People’s Playground

This park in Berlin is designed for 2-5 year olds. Fully fenced. Bathroom and water fountain. Lots of shade. Picnic tables. Nice playground features and large sandbox.

218 Kensington Rd
Berlin, CT

Phone: (860) 828-7009

Web Site: http://

Little Scholars Learning Academy

Preschool program for ages 2.5-5 that runs from 9 to 11:30 or 12:30 to 3 on M-F. Tu-Th or M-W-F schedule.


Phone: 860-356-9900

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Maternity at Bristol Health

From preconception counseling to delivery and postpartum care, our compassionate obstetrics team will partner with you for better health throughout your pregnancy. Our network provides comprehensive care for pregnancy to help keep you and your baby healthy. We personalize your appointment and testing schedule to your pregnancy so we can diagnose any issues early and take steps to protect you and your little one.

Services include;
Preconception Counseling
Routine Obstetrical Care
High-Risk Obstetrical Care
Pediatric Hospitalist Group

41 Brewster Road

Phone: 860-585-3000

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Maternity Program at The Hospital of Central CT

The Family BirthPlace is staffed by board-certified obstetricians, with specialists ready if needed 24 hours a day, including on-site, board-certified anesthesiologists for pain control and perinatologists for high-risk pregnancies.

Services and departments include;
eLearning Prenatal Education
Family Enrichment Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Addiction, Pregnancy And My Baby
GYN Services
GYN Robotics

Ferdinand Sauer Family BirthPlace, 100 Grand Street
New Britian,

Web Site: http://

Mid-Level Developmental Assessment | The Village

Mid-Level Developmental Assessment (MLDA) is for Children 6 months - 6 years old who are struggling within their home and/or school environment.
Services include:
- Comprehensive clinical assessment of communication, cognitive, physical, adaptive, social/emotional and parenting
- Developmental testing
- Feedback session
- Integrated family services plan within 30 days

You can contact The Village directly at the link below or Call 211 Child Development (1-800-505-7000) and talk with a care coordinator.

The Village for Families & Children, 1680 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT

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Mobile Crisis Intervention Services

Mobile Crisis Intervention Services serves children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis.
It can help youth avoid the negative consequences that can result from mental health crises (such as juvenile arrests) and can help address issues in young children while they are still young.
By dialing 2-1-1 and, when prompted, pressing ‘1’ for ‘crisis’, and then “1” again for “Mobile Crisis” police can gain access to Mobile Crisis’ 14 teams of nearly 150 trained mental health professionals across the state that can respond immediately, face-to-face or by phone, to help manage the child’s behavioral or emotional crisis.
This could include a child threatening to harm themselves or others and uncontrolled anger or aggression.
Note that even preschool children can benefit from these services.
In Connecticut, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) provides these crisis services for children and youth through the Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service (EMPS).

Phone: Call 2-1-1, then pick 1 for crisis and 1 for mobile crisis

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New Britain Pediatric Group

Tamika Brierley, M.D.
Lynn Czekai, M.D.
Amy Garaffa, M.D.
Norine Kanter, M.D.
Brian A. Lamoureux, M.D.
Christine Lamoureux, M.D.

1095 W Main St
New Britain,

Phone: 860-225-6064

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New Britain YWCA

The New Britain YWCA offers a variety of programs for children and adults.
Toddler care and preschool programs
Family Literacy Center
Sexual assault services including; sexual assault crisis service, sexual violence prevention education, empowerment workshops, and more.
Fitness Center with gym, in-person and virtual options for group exercise classes and personal training sessions.
Summer Sizzlers; The program is open to children kindergarten through 5th grade. Arts and crafts, sports and games, cooking activities, community exploration, and more!

19 Franklin Square
New Britain,

Phone: 860-225-4681

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New Britain YWCA Preschool and Toddler Care

The toddler program at YWCA New Britain is designed to provide children ages one to three years of age with a safe and nurturing environment where they can explore and make new discoveries. Toddlers learn about themselves, their feelings, communication, and movement. Children learn through play and acquire the basic skills that will serve as building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

For more information on our toddler program, contact Michelle Japs at 860-225-4681 x285 or, or Virginia Osborne at 860-225-4681 x251 or

YWCA New Britain's full-time and part-time preschool programs help to prepare children for kindergarten by offering developmentally appropriate ways to learn new skills within a play-based learning environment. Each day is filled with fun activities that help children grow socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Teachers plan activities while considering the needs of individual children, the needs of the group, and the goals set forth in the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided. Care 4 Kids is accepted.

For more information on our preschool program, contact Michelle Japs at 860-225-4681 x285 or

19 Franklin Square
New Britain,

Phone: 860-225-4681 x285

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New Britain-Berlin YMCA

The New Britain-Berlin YMCA has five locations throughout our community including a full Health and Wellness Facility and a preschool at 50 High Street in New Britain, two infant, toddler and preschool centers (one in New Britain and one in Berlin), a program center in Berlin and a fitness studio in Berlin.

One membership gives you access to three YMCAs. The Meriden, New Britain and Berlin YMCAs have joined together to better serve our three communities. This means more membership privileges for those with full memberships:

Access to more facilities
More group exercise classes (take them at any of the three locations)
More program choices
Save on programs. Sign up for any program held at the New Britain, Berlin and Meriden YMCAs at the lower full member rate.

50 High Street
New Britain,

Phone: (860) 229-3787

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Pediatric Associates Bristol

Carolyn A. Clark MD, FAAP
Bryan Holland MD, FAAP
Ruth Loomis MD, FAAP
Julie Schiff MD, FAAP
Adam Mastrocola MD

43 Enterprise Dr Ste 1

Phone: (860) 589-5230

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Pediatric Care Center

Pediatric Care Center has two offices in Connecticut.

340 N. Main Street, Southington, CT 06849
Southington: (860) 628-5767

1301 Farmington Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010
Bristol: (860) 589-4501

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Perspectives Center for Care, Inc.

Perspectives Center for Care, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to the well-being of individuals, families and communities. We strive to provide the most effective forms of therapy through research and state of the art programs.
The agency provides behavioral health, substance use and medication services to children, adolescents and adults.

Services, which are available in 6 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish and Croatian) include:
Counseling Services
Reunification Services
Intensive Outpatient Program
Substance Use Services
Medication Management
Parenting Programs
Group Counseling
Developmental Services
Pet Assisted Therapy
Case Management Services
Services for Victims of Abuse & Violence

Bristol ∼ Waterbury ∼ Meriden ∼ Danbury,

Phone: (860) 276-3000

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Plainville Early Learning Center

Plainville Early Learning Center, Inc. is a state funded program that provides affordable, year round, high-quality, early care and education for three to twelve year-olds in a safe and nurturing environment. Our staff encourages the social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development of the children in our care.
Main Office: Toddler, Preschool, and School Readiness Programs - 130 West Main Street, 860-747-3321
Preschool & Before and After School Program - 19 South Canal Street, 860-410-5029


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Plainville Public Library

The Plainville Public Library helps taxpayers save money in a number of different ways. By using the library and taking advantage of the free resources and information, the residents of Plainville help their own pocketbooks. They don’t have to pay to borrow print books or to download e-books or audiobooks to their mobile devices. They don’t have to pay to borrow a DVD or music CD. From the comfort of their own home, they can go online and access the Library’s various databases for up-to-the-minute information. Yet for those in our community who don’t own a computer, the Library saves them money by providing free public computer access.

The Plainville Public Library hosts many events and workshops for children of all ages that can be registered for even if you are not a resident of Plainville.

Adult Dept: 860-793-1446
Youth Services: 860-793-1450

56 East Main St

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Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education.

Planned Parenthood offers a wide variety of services including Birth Control, STD Testing and Treatment, Mental Health, Pregnancy Testing and Planning, Prenatal and Postpartum Services, Gender-Affirming Care, and more! Services may be available in person or through telehealth.

There are over a dozen clinic across the state with the closest locations being in Meriden, West Hartford, Waterbury, and Hartford.

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PROUD: Parents Recovering from Opioid Use Disorders

PROUD serves pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder, in the Greater Hartford and New Britain areas.

PROUD teams will complete a family needs assessment with eligible women and their household members to create a plan to address individual and family needs around: substance use and mental health treatment, connections to medical providers (including prenatal care), employment, housing, and recovery support.

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Prudence Crandall Center

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc is the oldest domestic violence program in Connecticut. PCC offers comprehensive services to women, men, and children who are victims of domestic violence and is the only domestic violence program serving these nine Connecticut towns: Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Kensington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Terryville.

594 Burritt Street
New Britian, CT

Phone: 860-225-5187

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Queen Ann Nzinga Center

Mission: Fostering children’s development by providing them with opportunities to connect within a community of peers and mentors, discover and hone their individual talents, achieve success in a collaborative environment, and celebrate diversity.

Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. (QANC) emphasizes artistic expression and collaborative interaction to enhance the growth of program participants. QANC is named for a 15th Century African queen who protected her people from being sold into slavery. The name symbolizes the organization's aim to empower young people with skills and experiences to thrive.

QANC strives to serve youth and our community at large by encouraging our youth to develop their confidence and talent and then highlighting their talents in a community-focused art-infused production for the greater community to enjoy.

QANC accomplishes its mission through multi-dimensional programming including:
Facilitating Children's Mentoring and Enrichment Programs
Storytelling and Performing Sacred Music (spirituals) of the African American Experience in American History
Collaborating in musical performances showcasing program participants and regional musicians

19 Chestnut St
New Britain,

Phone: 860-229-8389

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Safe Haven for Newborns

The CT Safe Havens Act For Newborns is a law that allows anyone to safely drop off a newborn baby, within the first 30 days of life, to any hospital emergency room in Connecticut, without being subject to arrest for abandonment.
The closest Safe Haven drop-off points are at the Hospital of Central CT Bradley campus on Meriden Ave, Bristol Hospital, and Midstate Medical Center.

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Scott Swamp KinderCare Farmington

KinderCare offers preschool, trusted part-time or full-time daycare, and educational before- or after-school programs.
They have an online application for information and a chat feature for after hours at
Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

197 Scott Swamp Rd.

Phone: (860) 676-8298

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Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area

Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area focuses on conservation education, offering educational programs, demonstrations, and workshops pertaining to wildlife and natural resource management. These facilities include an education center with an exhibit area and a large meeting room, as well as interpretive trails, and habitat management demonstration sites. 771-acre state preserve.

341 Milford Street (Rte 69)

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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services

SMPsychotherapy & Counseling, believes that every woman has a unique and special purpose in life. Our goal is to help women tap into that purpose by unlocking their potential for growth, creativity, and self-transformation. We want to assist women as they create meaningful and fulfilling relationships with their families and loved ones.

No one can unlock their fullest potential without a strong support system, however. That’s why we also offer counseling for couples, families, teens, and children. Our practice believes in the power of families and communities to help women craft a legacy of joy, healing, and empowerment in life.

Services Include;
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Depression Therapy, Anxiety Treatment, Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Counseling for Women, Psychiatric Services, Substance Abuse Counseling, Online Therapy, Sex Therapy, Immigration Evaluations, LGBTQIA Therapy, Men's Therapy, Grief Therapy, Therapy for Parents, Trauma Therapy, In-Home Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Anger Management and more.

750 Main St

Phone: (203) 800-9778

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Somewhere Over the Spectrum

Somewhere Over the Spectrum is a holistic center that provides intensive therapeutic programming services to children with Autism. Somewhere Over the Spectrum utilizes a variety of different methodologies, practices and foundations to create comprehensive programming for each child.
"Our clinical staff and therapists are able to holistically support each child's programming within a comprehensive and dynamic approach. At Somewhere Over the Spectrum, there is a land full of acceptance, awareness, understanding and love for these children, who we feel have the most exceptional minds in the world."

120 Webster Square Road

Phone: (860) 420-3800

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Starling Physicians New Britain Pediatrics

Noelle Leong, MD, FAAP
Marc P. Ramirez, MD, FAAP
Evelyne Sousa, MD, FAAP

300 Kensington Ave #3916

Phone: (860) 224-6282

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STEM Career Connections

STEM Career Connections is a comprehensive new initiative designed to inspire students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), setting them on a path to careers in today’s economy.
The STEM Career Connections is designed to:
● Inspire and equip students to pursue the many STEM career opportunities across Connecticut
● Introduce students to opportunities in STEM and deepen their knowledge of STEM-related careers by grade 8
● Encourage and enhance partnerships and collaborations with STEM-based businesses that will benefit the region’s diverse population of young people

Connecticut Science Center , 250 Columbus Blvd.

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The Center for Children with Special Needs

The Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN) is an interdisciplinary clinic specializing in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of people with complex neurodevelopmental disabilities, focusing especially on children with autism and related disorders. To answer the growing needs of our community, CCSN now offers a full spectrum of care with new clinical treatment offerings through CCSN Behavioral Health.
Some of their services include intake and assessment, intervention services, individual and group/family therapies, specialized treatment clinics, social skill play groups, family training and support, occupational therapy, and more.
New (spring 2023) - Executive Functioning Clinic (outplacement) which provides services to children, adolescents and young adults with executive functioning deficits, ADHD, and disruptive behavior disorders and their families.
New - Educational Consultation for programs, agencies, teachers/staff, families. Can do behavior assessment, occupational therapy and professional training.

Glastonbury and Farmington,

Phone: 860-430-1762

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The Misfit Mamas, Inc.

At The Misfit Mamas Inc., we prioritize the importance of family and meaningful connections with others in the local community. We achieve this by providing a diverse range of enjoyable and relaxed events, including: workshops, educational opportunities, support groups, fun meet-ups, and unique special events. Our ultimate goal is to help all families thrive, not just survive, their parenting journey; regardless of their stage of parenthood. We are also excited to launch our Care Specialist program. This program allows families to find a child care specialist with extensive experience, background and reference checks and CPR/First Aid certification. These child care specialists are contracted through our organization and we work closely with families seeking care to ensure that you find the right caregiver for your family’s needs. Our child care specialists are available for full time, part time, or occasional caregiving.

PO Box 629, 125 Main St

Phone: (860) 222 - 0831

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Timberlin Park

Timberlin Park and Golf Corse is owned by the Town of Berlin. It has hiking trails, a long paved trail/road good for strollers, a picnic grove and pavilion, and a (older) playground.
Drive past the clubhouse to the large parking lot at the bottom of the hill or turn left onto a small driveway and follow it to the back parking lot which is closer to the pavilion. The trail map does not show the paved path that goes to the east or the trail that runs parallel to it through the woods and comes back out along the paved path.

330 Southington Rd

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Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. They bring families together in a natural place in their community for classes where kids learn through play.
Each class becomes a tight-knit group of children and adults who learn together through well-designed, outdoor play-based activities. They help kids develop a host of important capabilities, including empathy, collaboration, creativity, persistence and problem solving. Their expert-designed classes and activities help kids ages 18 months—8 years develop core life skills while enjoying healthy, fun, engaging experiences in the physical freedom of local green spaces.

Free trial classes and paid summer classes will be offered at Recreation and Panthorn Park.
Put in 06489 or 06479 in the search of their website.

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Tunxis CC Public Library

Tunxis Community College has a public library which includes a children's department. Using a library card from any town in CT you can check out books, movies or music in several languages. They even have ukuleles.
View their Early Childhood Education and Children Resource catalog.

The Tunxis Early Childhood Professional Educators also have their own library in the Tunxis Early Childhood Education department. Childcare providers can contact Joyce at 860-773-1344 for access.
View their Lending Library catalog.

271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT

Phone: 860.773.1300

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Urgent Crisis Centers

Urgent Crisis Centers are now available to families of children who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis but do not require emergency department level of care.

Licensed and funded by DCF, the centers function as walk-in clinics, providing youths and their families with immediate access to resources while they are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, such as thoughts of suicide or self-injury, feelings of depression or anxiety, out-of-control behaviors; substance misuse, etc.

Multiple locations listed on their website.

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Wheeler Clinic

Wheeler is a community health center, providing addiction services and drug treatment, behavioral and mental healthcare, and primary care, as well as a wide range of specialty care. Their outpatient locations are in Hartford, Bristol, New Britain, Waterbury, and Plainville, Connecticut, and more than 100 community-based programs cover the entire state.

Programs for Children and Adolescents include:
Pediatrics and Dental Care
Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
Early Childhood
Crisis Services
Congregate Care
Youth Justice Services
Family & Child Welfare
Prevention Resources for Individuals and Families
Walk With Me - specialized outpatient treatment track for LGBTQ+ identifying people of all ages who are seeking therapeutic, medical and/or peer support to address their specific needs. They offer Gender Exploration Group meetings for ages 11 to 17 and for ages 18 to 35.

They also offer Centers of Excellence - Addiction and Child & Adolescent Services and Foster Care Programs.

Through a grant, Wheeler had a dedicated Community Health Outreach Coordinator for Southington.

Phone: 888-793-3500

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YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service

YWCA New Britain's Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) covers a 46-town region, including Southington. They offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. These services are critical after such trauma, helping victims and their families regain feelings of independence, optimism, and hope. The advocates on staff are trained to work with hospital staff, the court system, public safety officers and other counselors assisting their clients.

SACS offers free, confidential service for victims of sexual assault, including:
24-hour English and Spanish confidential hotlines with immediate access to trained, certified counselors
Bilingual, female and male counselors
Short-term, individual crisis counseling
Support groups
Counseling in school settings. Children may be referred by school faculty or parent/guardian.
Accompaniment throughout medical, police, and court procedures
Information and referrals
Campus advocacy and training
Volunteer opportunities and state certified counselor training

YWCA New Britain, 19 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT

Phone: English: 1-888-999-5545, Spanish: 888-586-8332

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