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Family Resource Center (FRC)


The FRC at Charter Oak is nationally recognized. The Yale University Bush Center for Child Development selected the Family Resource Center as a School for the 21st Century National Demonstration Site. Working Mother magazine also chose the Charter Oak Family Resource Center as one of the best programs in the country. Center and school staffs work closely to sponsor family activities and programs. This partnership enhances our home/school communication.

Meet Our Staff

Director of the FRC-
Deborah Zipkin

Parent Educator-
Robin Drago

Parent Educator-
Kim Townsend



School Play 

At Charter Oak International Academy, all the world is a stage. The Family Resource Center at Charter Oak sponsors the Children’s Theater Company, a group of 50 young actors in grades two through five who perform an original play complete with costumes, songs and choreography each winter. The able cast is assisted, behind the scenes, by many parents and staff members. The FRC Children’s Theater Company has performed original versions of “The Jungle Book,”  “Alice in Wonderland,” and “The Princess and the Pea,” a play based on the children’s own experiences.  Watch for our newest extravaganza in January.


Contact Us:

860 233-8506 ext. 2902

Upcoming Events

  • January 2018
    • MonJan22 Student-Led Star Assembly PreK-1 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • MonJan22 Student-Led Star Assembly 2-5 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Charter Oak International Academy

425 Oakwood Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110

Juan Melián, Principal

T: 860-233-8506

F: 860-761-1244

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