First Step Family Resource Center
Parenting can be hard, but the First Step Family Resource Center is here to help!
If you are searching for a free, welcoming, and fun place to take your infants and toddlers, the First Step Family Resource Center is the place to be! Join other parents in an array of educational programs, free open play times, special parent/child activities, and much, much, more!
Parent Education Programs are available in small groups or one-on-one to meet each families' needs. Topics may include potty training, developmental milestones, nutrition, food preparation, managing challenging behaviors, or early literacy skill building. Families may request assistance with other topics as issues arise. Classes will be scheduled during Open Play Hours so children can enjoy our Open Play Center while mom and dad participate in programs.
Information and referral Services
It's not always easy to know where to turn when you need help. The FRC staff are happy to assist families with information on local services and help connect families with available resources. From food to financial assistance, housing to transportation, and everything in between... we are here to help! Access our free Wi-Fi or computer station for online searches, complete applications to programs or for employment, or to access the NY Connects Information and Referral Directory.
Family Play Center
Play Centers provide fun, educational activities for children and parents. Playing together, parents increase the bond they share with their child, role model behaviors, and act as their child's first teacher. Play Centers will focus on gross motor skills, fine motor skills, sensory play, early literacy programming, imagination play for social and emotional learning, and much more.
Family support services
A family support specialist provides an assessment and ongoing support and referrals to resources and services for families with multiple needs. Services are provided at the FRC. A plan is designed with the family regarding goals, barriers, strengths, and needs. Every effort is made to ensure positive participation in services to help the family and create safe and healthy home environments for children.
CHILD DEvelopment programs and services
The FRC offers a one-stop location for parents to access early childhood development services. Participate in our free ASQ-2 and ASQ-3 developmental screenings to monitor your child's development and learn how you can support your child in reaching their developmental milestones.
83 North Main Street
Wellsville, New York 14895
Starting March 4, 2024
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
*Subject to Change, Calendar of Programs and Events Available.
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The Family Resource Center is a program of Ardent Solutions, in collaboration with the Allegany County Early Childhood Coalition and funded in part by the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York Blue Fund.