Building Healthy Families

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Since: 2014

Address: 302 Hackmatack Street Manchester, CT 06040


Building Healthy Families fosters health in the families of Manchester by building capacity of parents. Their focus on the first three years of life is part of a wider effort to improve the first two decades of life for all young residents of Manchester.

Partner Programs

Imagination Playground

The Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space designed to encourage child-directed, unstructured free play which is essential for healthy development. When children’s imaginations are engaged in active play they benefit physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. We can bring this play experience to your children’s programs.

Parenting Seminars

Building Healthy Families offers a variety of seminar topics for both parents and others who serve young children such as Sunday School teachers, nursery volunteers and day care providers. Adult learning strategies are employed with practical applications, discussions, and activities to reinforce key ideas.

Circle of Security

Circle of Security Parenting Groups are designed to give parents a ‘map’ for understanding and responding to their children’s emotional needs. Research shows that parents who are able do this in a loving and consistent way give their children an amazing start in life. This free learning experience runs for eight weeks and usually includes about six to twelve people per group. Each session is about 60-90 minutes long. Decades of research have confirmed that children with a strong and healthy relationship with their parents and other important adults in their life are best prepared to thrive.