The Children & Family Resource Center directly touches the lives of nearly 2,500 Henderson County residents a year through programs and services and indirectly, 3,000 children through early childhood professionals. Among the many issues that affect our children in our community are: poverty, child abuse and neglect, teen pregnancy, the need for quality and affordable childcare, early onset of behavioral issues and developmental delays.
Our programs and services provide support and services to families in need, helping to alleviate the some of these issues.
Adolescent Parenting Program
Helps adolescent parents to build better futures for themselves and their child by providing support to continue their education, acquire job skills, improve parenting abilities and to become self-sufficient and better able to support themselves and their families.
Scholarship for Single Parents
Enables parents to continue their education at a post-secondary level. Awards of $1,000 are given to eligible applicants in order to pay for tuition, books or other needs in the pursuit of higher education.
Childcare Resource & Referral Service
Helps child care facilities maintain or improve the quality of child care through professional advisement, on-site technical assistance, and trainings in 9 topic areas that encompass: classroom learning environments, health and safety of children, interactions between teacher and child, developmentally appropriate practices and program management.
Circle of Parents
Circle of Parents® is a creative and research-based program designed to EMPOWER and SUPPORT families in becoming a more cooperative and peaceful as a family! Join us weekly in creating a safe and nurturingplace for you and your children to expand your village, become centered, and share your wisdom..
Early Learning Center
Provides developmentally appropriate educational materials for teaching and engaging young children.
Strengthens parenting skills and teaches effective strategies to help manage children’s challenging behavior.
Once Upon a Time
Volunteers read with small groups of children in full-day preschool programs. Volunteers show children how much fun reading can be, provide positive reading experience and model interactive read aloud strategies. These strategies will help children begin to develop a deeper understanding and love of books.
Empowers and educates parents/guardians of pre-teens (children ages 9 to 12) on how to be their child’s sexual health and responsibility educator.
Prepares children for successful learning through early detection of developmental delays. Every year CFRC trained educators screen more than 1,100 children.
United Agenda for Children
United Agenda for Children (UAC) is a community comprehensive campaign that brings awareness to local children’s issues.