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Children & Family Resource Center will begin its “ReGroup” for local parents on Tuesdays beginning June 17th. This group will meet weekly at the Children and Family Resource Center and is intended for parents, grandparents, and foster parents of children of all ages. Members will share ideas for what works when it comes to dealing with challenging behaviors and provide support for each other to make the right choices as parents. The Regroup is led by a trained counselor and parent educator who will offer strategies to help parents navigate the ups and downs of parenthood. Snacks and socializing will begin at 10 am and the group will meet from 10:30-11:30. Child care will also be provided. For more questions or to reserve your spot, call Laura Kollman or Becki Woolf at 698-0674.
Children are invited to come out to the Early Learning Center at the Children & Family Resource Center beginning on June 4 th and continuing each Tuesday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 to practice their reading skills while sharing their favorite stories with a loveable therapy dog.
When children read to a therapy dog, their environment is transformed and the dread that is often associated with reading turns into eager anticipation allowing learning to take place. In many programs over the country, specially trained dogs are helping children become confident readers. Participating kids are making enormous strides in reading and communication skills, while also building self-esteem, confidence, and social skills.
Early readers are encouraged to come to the Early Learning Center to share a book with an adorable reading companion. Call Noreen at (698)-0674 ext. 110, to make a reservation as space is limited.
Presented by Roxanna Pepper
Do you enjoy keeping children in your home during the day and have considered doing it full time? Have you ever thought about opening a Family Child Care Home (FCCH) but aren’t sure what is involved? Come to this exciting and informative session about what it takes to run a successful, licensed business taking care of children in the comfort of your own home. You will learn about state licensing requirements, how to market your business, and more!
Cost: No Charge
Training credit: 2 hours
Registration is required.
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and the Children and Family Resource Center is collecting coats for the mothers and children involved in the Adolescent Parenting Program and Parents as Teachers Program. We are looking for mittens, scarves, and hats for infants, children, and teens – new or gently used.
The Center will be collecting items until the end of the month and any leftover coats will be donated to homeless teens in Henderson County. For more information contact Rachel Stein at 698-0674.
In addition to collecting coats and winter items for our Children and Family Resource Center babies, children, and teens, we’ll serve as a collection site for Only Hope WNC for the following items:
Feminine Hygiene Products
For more information contact Rachel Stein at 698-0674 ext. 143.
November 2, 2013 at the Kenmure Country
Harvest Dinner with the Stars is the Children & Family Resource Center’s signature event. Held every autumn at Kenmure Country Club, this event raises a significant percentage of our annual operating needs. The stars are local youth; their performances make this event truly unique and enjoyable.
For thousands of children and families every year, the Children & Family Resource Center offers hope and their first step ahead. YOU can play a personal and important role in ensuring that we are here, able to come alongside them in taking that first step. Sponsoring events, buying tickets, purchasing auction items, making a donation…all comes together and allows us to bring hope to families. It is our goal that every encounter a person has with the Children & Family Resource Center leaves them with hope.
For more information about the Harvest Dinner, please contact: Sarah Leatham, Director of Development & Community Engagement
By Phone: (828) 698-0674 Ex. 103
By Email: sarahL@childrenandfamily.org