ERfC currently manages OST Programs at Barnard, Enfield Street, Eli Whitney, and Hazardville elementary schools and at JFK Middle School. The Barnard and Enfield Street School-Age Centers also serve Crandall and Parkman Schools. Additionally, ERfC also operates Vacation Destination at Enfield Street School when schools are closed and the six-week Summer Escape Day Camp from July 1st through August 9th. The JFK Learning Center, located at the JFK Middle School, operates from 2:30-5:30 PM Monday through Thursday. Students in all School-Age Centers spend 45 minutes in supervised homework time. Small teams of 10-12 students are divided by grade and the focus is to create a homework/learning environment for all students. The balance of program time is spent in activity centers such as technology, arts & crafts, science activities, physical games, and other special programming.
Educational Resources for Children, Inc. (ERfC), a community-based non-profit organization, has been providing academic, enrichment, and recreational out-of-school time (OST) programs for the Enfield community since 1994. ERfC was started in 1994 to provide a safe place after school for Enfield children. ERfC School-Age Centers have grown to include over 200 children in two elementary schools. The ERfC School-Age Centers are funded through the State Department of Education, foundations, local support and community donations. ERfC Centers are designated 21st Century Community School-Age Centers by the CT State Department of Education. We collaborate with the Enfield Board of Education, other non profits, town agencies, businesses, service and civic organizations, and faith based organizations to provide the School-Age Centers for our children. ERfC is a member of the National School-Age Alliance, the CT After-School Network and the North Central Chamber of Commerce.