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Community.
Kids.
Connections.

CFRC will continue telecommuting until further notice. Our physical offices will be closed. The Early Learning Center is open with limited hours. If you need assistance, please email director@childrenandfamily.org

Child Care & Parenting
Resources In One Location

We nurture the development of children by building a strong foundation of family and community.

We know the first years of a child’s life are the most important developmentally and they set the foundation for a child’s future. 

Our thirteen programs serve to nurture the development of children by building a strong foundation of family and community. 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. Our work with child care providers focuses on improving the quality of child care programs in the county, increasing educational opportunities and the skill level of child care providers and we serve as their resource for professional development and on-site technical assistance.

Here are some ways CFRC can help:

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be top of mind and we’ve been actively monitoring updates from the CDC, state, and county to help us manage this rapidly evolving situation. As we sift through the information, the continued texts and emails about adjustments and closures, there is an added level of anxiety and stress. We are having to adjust our own daily routines and coping skills while also filtering news for the littlest people who might be in the house and also finding ways to protect our friends, family members and selves.  It is a lot. 

We’ve created a “Coronavirus Family Resources” page featuring the latest news and events surrounding Covid-19, social distancing and hygiene practices, activities for schooling at home and more. Click here for more info.

We have cancelled our Week of the Young Child Conference on April 4 and are processing refunds. A new date for our fundraiser, “Biscuits and Jam with the Fam,” previously scheduled for April, will be announced soon.

Group meetings like IY, Circle, Nurturing Parenting, and professional development trainings are cancelled until further notice.  We are making every effort to continue programs and services even if only virtually through apps like Zoom and Facetime for program delivery.

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I was fortunate to attend an early childhood conference in Baltimore a few weeks ago and in a session for newcomers to the conference where they usually talk about the history of child care, they instead asked, “What is your child care story?” This conversation ended...

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