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Family Resource Center





Meet the Coordinator

Thank you for visiting the Family Resource Center on line.  My name is Reta McMillen and I have been the coordinator for the center since July 2017.  I’m looking forward to working with you and your family.  Heartland Elementary has a dedicated faculty and staff committed to your child’s education and success.  I encourage you to contact the FRC or call 270-769-8945 for more information regarding family resource activities and services, community resources, and ways the FRC may help your family. 

Hours of operation are 8:00AM – 3:00PM. An appointment is recommended, but not required.  You may also e-mail me at: 

What is a Family Resource Center?

The Heartland Family Resource Center (FRC) serves students and their families at Heartland Elementary School.  Family Resource Centers were created with the passage of the Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990.  The primary goal of the HES FRC is to remove non-academic barriers to learning as a means to enhance student success in school. This is done by providing community services at the center and by linking families to agencies in the community.  Each center has an advisory council that consists of staff, parents, and community members.  The advisory council has the important role of helping develop, implement and enhance programs, serving as parent volunteers and supporting the FRC.  The FRC is committed to promoting a positive relationship between family, community and school.  I encourage you to participate in any FRC activity and/or school activity as often as you can.

The center’s mission is to enhance students’ abilities to success in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote:

  • Families in training

  • Parent resilience and involvement

  • Health services

  • Educational enrichment

  • Parent and child education

  • Family stabilization and support in times of need

  • School readiness

  • Social and emotional competence

Where is the FRC located?

The Heartland FRC (Room #127) is located in the school near the second entrance (Family Resource Center). Please access the center through the Heartland Main Office by signing in as a visitor.  

What Services Are Offered by the FRC?

  • Back-to-School, transition, Kindergarten readiness Programs/Activities

  • Crisis referrals for basic needs such as food, clothing, utility assistance, etc.

  • Cradle School classes for parent and child (ages birth-5)

  • Parenting and family support

  • Referrals and assistance to Health Services

  • Referrals to Preschool childcare for children two and three years old

  • Referrals made for new and expectant parents (First Connections Program)

  • Referrals for childcare for children four through 12 for after school child care 

  • Referrals to community agencies for mental health and school based counseling services

  • Vision and dental assistance through referrals

  • And more…   


Cradle School

What is Cradle School?

Cradle School Schedule


Advisory Council Meeting Dates - 2023/2024

Location: HES Library Media Center

Advisory Council Meeting

August 22, 2024 - 11:00am - HES Media Center

Additional SY 24/25 meeting dates to be determined