On this page you will find school related resources within our school community as well as a list of resources gathered from our surrounding community. For instance, you may be looking for an after school program, educational tools to help your child's academics, information on how to register at our school, the school's parent/student handbook, and much more...
SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE PROGRAM (K – 6)
Regular hours: Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Early school dismissal hours: 12:00 - 5:30pm
School vacations: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Some holidays and school vacation days: 8:30 - 5:30pm
State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Division of Licensing program.
Field trips, enrichment activities, homework help, music, arts and crafts. Transportation from area schools & healthy daily snacks offered.
- Sliding Fee Scale
- Hamden residents only
For more information please contact Martina Ramos, Head Teacher at 203-777-2610 ext. 1118 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Nutcher, Childcare Director 203-777-2610 ext. 1121 or e-mail email@example.com
SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE
ENGAGE BEYOND THE SCHOOL DAY
Hamden School Age Child Care sites:
- Bear Path Elementary
- Church Street Elementary
- Dunbar Hill Elementary (serving Ridge Hill School)
- Helen Street Elementary
- Shepherd Glenn Elementary (serving Ridge Hill School with before school care and serving Wintergreen Magnet)
- Spring Glen Elementary
- West Woods Elementary
North Haven School Age Child Care sites:
- Clintonville Elementary (also serving Montowese School)
- Green Acres School (also serving Ridge Road School)
For more information or to register your child for the school year, please contact Erin Kelly at 203-248-6361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS). To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://ctcare4kids.com/
The Family Resource Center of Hamden, CT directly serves parents with children from prenatal to kindergarten as well as families with children in Hamden Elementary Schools. Our services enhance parenting, promote family involvement with the schools, and help children to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. The Family Resource Center believes that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers.
Family Play & Learn Group
- Interactions between Parents & Children Enhancing experiences
- Hands on Learning Experiences
- Routines Learning
September thru June
MON. & WED.: Church Street School Location
TUES. & THUR.: Ridge Hill School Location
Programs for Families
- Play & Learn groups
- Personal visits using the “Parents As Teachers” curriculum
- Group Connections
- Circle of Security
- Raising a Reader
- Transition to Kindergarten
- Family literacy activities in collaboration with Hamden Adult Education including child care at no charge
- Collaboration with Hamden's Partnership for Young Children (HPYC) to offer training and Support for home and center based child care providers
- Resources and referrals to local services
There are two locations for the Family Resource Center
For more information please contact Guadalupe Kuilan, The FRC Coordinator at either location.
KEEFE COMMUNITY CENTER
11 Pine Street
Hamden, CT 065145
Phone: (203) 562-5129
Fax: (203) 562-2026
Community Services Coordinator: Y'Isiah Lopes
The Keefe Center can provide fuel assistance to persons up to 59 years of age. Income documentation is required. Once someone is 60 years of age or over, please call Elderly Services at 203-287-2547 for fuel assistance.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals
You must call 203-562-5129. Documentation of residency and family members is required.
If you live in Hamden, you may call the Keefe Center at 203-562-5129 to see if there is an eviction pending.
Rental and Mortgage Assistance
When funding is available, we can provide one-month rent to families who meet the program guidelines. Call 203-562-5129.
We provide scholarships for Hamden children to attend Hamden summer camp programs. You must provide income documentation to qualify.
Connect with your local First Student Branch.
For any issues that need immediate assistance, please call the local First Student office at 203-288-2887 .
For all other issues or concerns, please click on the link below witch will take you to the website. Fill out the form. Please be specific by including the route or bus number, location of your bus stop and the school district your child attends. This equips the managers with the best information to address the issue.
DreamBox Learning is a K-8 digital math program that adapts lessons based on the needs of each learner. The students work in a fun and engaging learning environment to raise their achievement and better prepare them for future success.
To Access DreamBox
Students can access their account using a picture password or the last four digits of their student ID #. You can either access DreamBox here by clicking on the portal link or you can download the DreamBox Learning Math App on an iPad.
Church Street School Code is: yms/fj8n
Need easy access to a math tool? Click here to use any of the following:
Bar Diagrams, Calculator, Clocks, Counters, Data and Graphs, Fractions, Geometry, Money, Hundred Chart, Number Line, Stickers.
- Plus 1 or Minus 1 Combinations
- Make 10 Combinations
- Doubles Combinations
- Using 10 Combinations
- Overall Basic Fact Practice