Child Care & Parenting
Resources in One Location

We improve children’s lives through parent education, quality child care resources and leadership on children’s issues throughout the community.

We know that the earliest years of a child’s life are most important for brain development and the emergence of social, cognitive, and emotional skills. Our programs give parents and caregivers the support they need to ensure a healthy start in life for the children in their care, helping them develop to their full potential.

Here are some ways CFRC can help:

  • Trainings and technical assistance for child care providers
  • Parent Education
  • Educational Library
  • Scholarship Programs

Negative Discipline Isn’t Necessary

A donor requested that I address the issue of spanking. I know there are those who certainly don’t condone child abuse but who feel spanking is an appropriate form of punishment. Like many people, I was spanked as a child. For me, it was always a last resort, and it... read more

Impact a Young Life This Year

  My daughter turned 16 this week, and I’m thinking about what I might say to you while sitting here covered in glitter.  I’m spray painting wooden letters and numbers that spell out “Sweet 16” to use as decorations.  While I am thinking about my daughter, I... read more