Plainville Family Resource Network

 The Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) is a school, family, and community partnership working to help children grow and acquire literacy skills for a lifetime love of learning. The PFRN provides educational programs for children birth through elementary school age. It also provides programs for childcare givers and for parents. 

PFRN Program Highlights

Please select a program below for more information:
Play and Learn Groups
Turning Three
Before/After School Enrichment Programs

Additional Links

Coordinator's Corner Newsletter
Provider's Exchange Newsletter (PDF)

Web Resources for Parents, Students and Child Care Providers.
Contact Information




The Plainville Family Resource Network is located at Linden Street School and is available for all Plainville families. Children birth to age 5 are welcome to attend with a parent, grandparent, childcare provider or other responsible adult. The mixed age group provides children with many social and language development opportunities. Parents have opportunities to play with their children and to interact with other parents. They may also borrow books, videos and other parenting information from a small lending library.

*Please note the different locations for summer groups.

School Year 2015/2016 - located at Linden Street School
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:00 am
Mondays from 6:00-7:15 pm 

Summer 2016 - located at Toffolon School
"It's a Jungle In Here!" July 6 - August 3. Daytime groups for families to enjoy fun opportunities for learning with a jungle theme. Groups are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11am. 
Please call us at 860-793-6304 for an evening schedule or if you have any other questions. 


Parents as Teachers (PAT) program provides education and support to families from pregnancy through age 5. Parents are supported by PAT certified parent educators trained to translate scientific research on early brain development into specific when, what, how, and why information for families. By understanding what to expect during each stage of development, parents can easily capture the teachable moments in everyday life to enhance their child's language development, intellectual growth, social development, and motor skills. Home and personal visits available to meet the individual needs of each family. Call the PFRN to schedule your first visit: 860-793-6304


The Pre-K Developmental Screening is offered monthly to all Plainville children ages 3 to 5. It is an opportunity for parents to have their child observed by the Early Childhood Team to insure that development is progressing smoothly. Parents are invited to share any concerns that they may have regarding their child's development. Our professional team can offer information to assist parents in determining how to best meet their child's needs. Staff members will be available to discuss the screen and our continuum of services. Information about school and community resources will also be provided. For further information and registration please call Cathy Demers at (860) 793-3270, Ext. 142. 



Contact your child's school for the current schedule.

Linden (860) 793-3270

Toffolon (860) 793-3280

Wheeler (860) 793-3290

Middle School (860) 793-3250

Please contact Donna Cavallaro if you would like a more extensive description of all PFRN programs. Phone 793-6304 or email


Plainville Family Resource Network for up to date information on current program schedules.


The 3rd Annual Plainville Family Fest will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016 (rain date May 22) from 10am to 3pm located outside at Plainville High School. With free admission, it will be a day of fun activities and entertainment for local children and families. The PFRN is proud to be a part of the planning committee for this wonderful event! Check out the website at