Child Care & Parenting
Resources In One Location
Our mission is to 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 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.
From pregnancy through the adolescent years, our programs focus on:
- Family Education and Support
- School Readiness
- Social Emotional Health
- Quality Early Childhood Experiences
We recognize the importance of talking with children about race and equity–
often and from a young age! Our youngest minds look to their parents and caregivers to not only create safe environments so they can thrive, but to also give them the tools to process current events.
Click here for a list of resources for tips and tools on how to have these important conversations with the children in your life.
We are thrilled to share in the adventure as we virtually travel the 469.6 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway in support of the 14 programs at CFRC.
Exercise anywhere you want. Then log the activity and see your avatar move across the route. Catch a Google Street View of the new virtual locale, then cheer your real fellow racers! Share your bib on social media! Brag about your streaks or longest mileage!
When I think about having “the talk” with my kids, my heart races and I have anxiety about what I imagine will be an awkward conversation. As I think about how that dialogue will play out, I am thankful for parent educators like my incredible co-workers at the Children & Family Resource Center, and other resources that will help make my “talk” to my children about sexual health a little easier.
There are so many good articles being shared across the internet and great memes and GIFs as we all need a laugh, but the one that really resonates with me right now calls for teachers to make a billion dollars. I am currently writing this with my daughter sitting...