Success Story: Dreams for her Children

7373321Judy was a vocational ed student who struggled with reading skills throughout her school career.  She graduated with a diploma even though her reading skills were on a first grade level.  She became pregnant at a young age, had a second child, and has taken care of her two children on her own.   Judy was referred to the Children & Famfirst-gradee Center and has participated in the Adolescent Parenting Program in high school and the Parents as Teacher Program since April, 2012.  With her parent educator, she has worked to be the best parent she can be and to help her daughters develop into self-confident children who make good decisions and do their best.  Together, Judy and her parenting coach helped  her daughter Mary prepare for Kindergarten learning the skills  necessary for success in school.  Mary, age 5, entered Kindergarten this fall and loves school.  With Judy’s educational career and reading struggles, she had been feeling apprehensive.  Last week Mary’s teacher called Judy to say that Mary achieved the top score on her spelling assessment.  Judy has been doing her best to read to Mary at night and has learned to use an application on her phone to help her when she comes to a word she does not recognize.  Mary’s success is also Judy’s success.  Her pride and happiness are evident as she realizes their hard work is paying off.  With support from the Parents as Teachers Program and her parent coach, Judy is setting goals for herself and her children and is no longer afraid to dream big.

Harvest Dinner with the Stars, Nov. 1, 2014

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The Board of Directors of the Children & Family Resource Center, along with Champion Producer Park Ridge Health, cordially invite you to the 15th annual Harvest Dinner.  This year’s event  promises some old favorites along with some new surprises for a terrific evening of fun!  We’ll be offering a signature cocktail by Naked Apple Hard Cider, and complimentary wine has been chosen for you by the owners of Sage Gourmet.

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 Saturday November 1st, 2014

Kenmure Country Club

100 Clubhouse Drive Flat Rock, NC 28731

6:00 pm Social Hour & Silent Auction

7:30 pm Dinner

$150 per person, Complimentary Wine, Cash Bar

Kindly RSVP by October 15, 2015

For more information contact Jamie Wiener at 698-0674 ext. 103

  A great BIG thank you to our 2014 Harvest Dinner Sponsors, especially our Champion Producer:park ridge

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Be Our Guest: Open House August 28th

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The ReGroup for Hendersonville Parents


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.

Reading to Rover begins on June 4th


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.

How to Start Your Own Family Child Care Home- June 18th

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.

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Incredible Changes after Incredible Years Program


As a mother of four year old triplets, seemingly simple things like trips to the grocery store were never easy, and power struggles between the kids were a daily occurrence, so when Tiffany Iannucci walked into the Early Learning Center at the Children & Family Resource Center and saw the brochure for the Incredible Years program, she signed up immediately.

Just a few short weeks after attending the first Incredible Years group session, Tiffany noticed a change; not only in the way the kids were behaving, but in the way she was parenting. The Incredible Years program fosters healthy development in young children by strengthening a parent’s parenting skills and helping them develop effective strategies for managing their children’s challenging behaviors. Tiffany found that as life had gotten busier, she had forgotten the importance of play and praising her children for the little triumphs like putting on their shoes. The program reminded her about the benefits of child-directed play and taking time to interact with her children in meaningful ways.

Today, having completed the program, Tiffany feels like the whole family has been refreshed. Sophia, John, and Ava are getting along beautifully and Tiffany and her husband, John, have improved their interactions with their children. “Before the babies arrived, we read everything we could on infancy, but as they got older, we got so busy that we forgot the simple things. Now, trips to the grocery store are no longer painful and a smile comes across my face when I listen to the way the kids talk to each other. The Incredible Years program has reminded me of all the little things I can do to make a HUGE difference in the lives of my children.”


A Little Behavior Intervention Can Make a HUGE Difference

1KidFaceEvery day before Vera picked Malecki up from daycare; she mentally prepared herself for the latest incident she was sure to hear about. Her grandson repeatedly hit and kicked other classmates and acted aggressively toward his peers, causing him to be labeled a behavior problem. Unable to change these behaviors and unsure about how to best discipline the child, the center called on the Behavior Intervention program offered through the Children and Family Resource Center . The classroom was assessed and the grandmother and child care provider, alongside the (behavior interventionist), built a Behavior Improvement Plan in order to change the negative activities and modify classroom discipline approaches.

Today, only a few weeks later, Malecki is showing vast improvements in his day to day actions. He no longer has destructive outbursts, and was out of diapers in a week. Vera no longer dreads picking up the young boy from daycare and instead hears praise for her grandson, rather than a list of grievances. Behavior problems during the preschool years are meaningful predictors of continued behavior problems and academic difficulties during kindergarten and even adolescence. Chronic behavior problems often result in a child being asked to leave a child care program, creating a lack of stability for the child. Rather than letting these activities persist, the Behavior Intervention Program gets all those involved in the child’s life and determines real solutions to manage challenging behaviors. These services offer child care providers and parents the support they need to support healthy social-emotional development in the classroom and at home.

Join us as we invest in the children of Henderson County. The program offered at the Children and Family Resource Center are building stronger foundations for the children in our community by providing resources to help child care centers create positive learning environments, screening children so they can start school with all the necessary tools, helping young mothers finish their high school education, and offering college scholarships to single mothers in need.