Out-of-school time programs strengthen schools, families and communities.
has provided out-of-school time academic, enrichment, and recreational activities for Enfield children and their families since 1994. Our mission is to team with kids, communities, schools and families to grow resilient kids. Through innovative community collaborations, we help kids learn, reach their goals, and contribute to their communities.
A Special Message to the Enfield Community
We’re excited to tell you that ERfC is applying for a five-year 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant from the Connecticut Department of Education to help expand the Before & After School Centers located in the Enfield Schools. If funded, this application will increase the number of Enfield K-2 students (144) enrolled in after school and summer activities. Grants are already in place to serve grades 3-8. This funding also makes it possible for ERfC to offer a sliding fee schedule based on family income. With this CCLC grant, ERfC will not refuse any student due to financial circumstances.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions. Once we have completed the application for funding, we can make it available for the community to review.
REGISTER FOR KINDERCLUB AND BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CENTERS
Register for KinderClub and Before and After School Centers for the 2018-2019 school year!
ERFC WEATHER POLICIES
If Enfield schools are canceled in the morning, all ERfC Centers will be CLOSED.
If Enfield schools release early or cancel afternoon activities, ERfC Centers will be OPEN.
- For a 2 hour delay, ERfC opens at 9:00 am
- For a 3 hour delay, ERfC opens at 10:00 am
- In the event of school cancellation for the day, ERfC programs are also canceled for the day.
Parents will be notified directly about any variation of these ERfC policies.
AFTERSCHOOL ADVENTURES SPECIALITY ACTIVITES BEGIN IN FEBURARY - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Afterschool Adventures offers a variety of enrichment and recreational activities, including sports, cooking, singing, digital media, and more, that keep kids challenged and engaged in new experiences after school. Professionals from Enfield and surrounding communities lead a variety of activities, offering unique enrichment opportunities for students.
'WINTER GAMES' TONIGHT IN THOMPSONVILLE - JANUARY 23RD
ERfC is hosting a “Winter Games” Tonight in Thompsonville on Wednesday, January 23rd from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm. Come with your family to enjoy a free dinner, free raffles, and participate in a variety of winter activities for everyone!
Participate in the Hockey Shoot Out, try your luck at Finger Football, or test your balance Snowboarding! There will also be fun arts & crafts. All Enfield families are invited!
ERfC has been providing quality out-of-school time activities in Enfield since 1994. A sliding fee schedule makes it possible for all children to attend. We provide financial assistance to over 50% of the Enfield children enrolled.
We are grateful for the generosity of Enfield and the surrounding communities for their support. Please take a look at some of our upcoming FUNdraisers!
ERFC IS GROWING AND WE ARE HIRING!
We are hiring for Full and Part Time positions!
Visit our careers page to see all open positions and apply online.
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CHECK OUT OUR BLOG!
We are excited to get our blog up and running. Here, we will publish press releases, blog articles, and newsletters.
THE REV. PETER E. BUSHNELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
ERfC is excited to announce that the ERfC Scholarship Fund has been renamed to The Reverend Peter E. Bushnell Scholarship Fund in honor of Rev. Bushnell's 25-year support of the Agency. Thank you, Rev. Bushnell, for all your support!
VOLUNTEER WITH ERFC
ERfC is always looking for volunteers! ERfC will design the perfect opportunity for you--with you. Volunteer hours are flexible. ERfC helps to match your passion with the needs of the children and families we serve.
I am really grateful for Summer Lunch Bunch. My daughter, November Cole, loves coming to Summer Lunch Bunch. November enjoys all the activities ERfC provides every summer. This is our 4th year coming to this event and we enjoy it. Thank you very much for having Summer Lunch Bunch in our community!
My children and I have been coming to Summer Lunch Bunch for 2 years and I am a volunteer with Summer Lunch Bunch. The kids really get the chance to improve and learn through the activities provided at Summer Lunch Bunch as well as receive healthy lunches. When kids come here, they interact with one another and get off of their electronic devices. They are able to make friends, play with educational toys, participate in raffles, and take part in events such as story time. I love Summer Lunch Bunch with my children.
I think the summer escape program is absolutely a great thing for kids, this will be my son's 4th year attending summer escape and he loves it, it keeps him active all summer long and he gets to interact with other kids and keeps him ocuppied so he's not bored or stuck inside all summer. Also it's a place I know he will be safe at while I'm at work during the week. Overall I love the program and all the staff that works there and makes it a great place for our children.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of this special day [Fall for Enfield] as a vendor, Karen's Wreaths & Things. Absolutely loved every part of it. So many people to talk to. Great day! Hope to see you next year! It was a pleasure meeting you Connie and getting a very nice welcoming hug :)
Everything about the event was awesome! Princesses, Music, Books, Home Depot, food, Mums, and SO much more. Grateful for a great day.:)
I am so impressed by the ERfC (Educational Resources for Children) staff in Enfield. They are caring and compassionate. I would highly recommend them for before and after school care.