Family Resource Programs (FRPs) are community-based parent/child interactive centres for families with children aged 0-6 years.
They are often housed within agencies such as Neighbourhood Houses, Aboriginal Friendship Centres and Boys and Girls Clubs to name a few. They may also be a stand-alone drop-in, often called The Family Place.
FRPs are more than a singular program, they are a collaboration of programming, services and resources for all families in the community with children aged 0-6. FRPs provide Family Support, Play-based learning, Early Learning & Literacy, Parent Education and Information & Referrals to families.
Family Resource Programs bring parents and children together to strengthen parenting, promote social networking, reduce isolation and promote community cohesion. They are grounded in the belief that consistent positive parenting practices and secure, healthy parent-child relationships are fundamental factors in all aspects of healthy child development.
Check out the Directory of Family Resource Programs.
Contact the Family Resource Program to confirm hours of operation and service delivery.
Five Core Service Areas
1. Family Support
Parent/child interactive drop-in
2. Play-based Learning
Creative play / age appropriate toys
3. Early Literacy, Learning & Care
4. Parent Education
Workshops and courses