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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 first five years of a child’s life are the most important developmentally and that they set the foundation for a child’s future. Our parenting programs work to create positive, nurturing relationships between the child and the parents and break the chains of negative behaviors and parenting techniques. We focus on developmentally appropriate behaviors and activities so both the child and parents feel prepared not only for kindergarten but for the bright future ahead of them. The ten programs and one scholarship offered at the Center focus on improving the quality of child care programs in the county, increasing educational opportunities and the skill level of child care providers, and preventing abuse and neglect through intensive parent education, ensuring a healthy start in the child’s life and helping them reach their full potential.


Here are some ways CFRC can help:

  • Training and technical assistance for child care providers
  • Parent Education & Support
  • Educational Library
  • Scholarship Programs

Kids’ social-emotional competence

A tremendous amount of social-emotional development occurs in early childhood and continues through life. It includes how children learn to express and manage their own emotions, their ability to understand others’ expression of emotions, form attachments, or play...

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Helping children navigate divorce

Even when separation and divorce are necessary, children (even babies) are impacted. It goes without saying that it is crucial that the adults figure out how to work together and create stability for children in these situations. We’ve all seen families who do it...

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Striving to attain self- sufficiency

Many struggle to achieve any sort of lasting stability. The last thing I thought I’d ever say was that I like paying bills! I spent a good number of years scraping pennies together, making payment arrangements or having to pay a bill on location right on the due date....

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