Family Center of Bedford County
The Family Center of Bedford/Fulton County offers no-cost services for anyone expecting a child, and families who have a child from birth to school age. The Family Center provides ways for you and your child to be involved in special activities or parent-child events. These activities will also help you to improve your parenting skills.
Family Center Services
The services we offer at the Family Center include the following:
- Individualized home visits
- Group activities for parents and their children
- Group sessions for teen parents
- Family support, information and referrals
- Parenting educational opportunities
- Preschool developmental screenings and referrals
- Healthy snacks
- Book, toy and video lending library
Prenatal and Infant Services
Having a baby is one of the most important events in your life. It makes you both a parent and a teacher. For expectant parents, the Family Center offers helpful ideas and information about coping with this change in your life. Our friendly Family Center staff can provide support and assistance on topics such as:
- Health and wellness
- Good nutrition
- Nursing your baby
- Stages of child development
The Family Center is dedicated to helping parents improve their children’s education achievements, as well as the family’s quality of life. We provide tools to help parents develop positive parenting skills; we encourage parents to nurture their own personal development and self-esteem, as well as their children’s. We strive to give families a sense of hope, belief in themselves, experiences of success and access to resources that facilitate constructive growth.
The Family Center is committed to providing quality early childhood services and believes that parents play a very important role in the growth and development of their children. We value their inclusion as part of the education team.
The Family Center is a partnership of the Unified Family Services System Collaborative Project and ALSM. Efforts are supported by grants through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Bedford County United Way and local community contributions.
You can contact the Family Center of Bedford/Fulton County by calling 1-814-624-3200.