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Celebrating Five Years in Victor Valley

Celebrating Five Years in Victor Valley

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) celebrated their 5th annual Victor Valley Play Day, November 16, 2019. Thanks to enthusiastic volunteers and dedicated staff, CCRC was able to support the health, early education, and well-being for over a thousand local Inland Empire families. The Victor Valley community experienced 40 booths that offered fun learning activities for both children and adults. Families enjoyed the reptile exhibit, story time session, art & science activities, and the make your own slime station!

The Rising Success of the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program

The Rising Success of the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program

Recently Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) was highlighted in EdSource for the considerable impact and continued success of our Emergency Child Care Bridge Program (ECC). Over the span of last year, CCRC worked with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to design and implement the ECC. The ECC program is designed to provide child care and resources for those who take in foster children between the ages of birth to five, with additional services for siblings.

10th Annual Laps4Literacy Family Play Day – It was lit…literally!

10th Annual Laps4Literacy Family Play Day – It was lit…literally!

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) was happy to celebrate their 10th Annual Laps4Literacy Family Play Day and Glow Walk/Run at the Lancaster JetHawks Stadium, October 19, 2019. This year, CCRC welcomed over 2,500 families from across the Antelope Valley. Children and parents alike enjoyed learning through play with fun, educational activities and had the opportunity to gather information about community resources showcased by 50 local vendors and small businesses.

Two-Days, 24 Sessions, 40 Speakers - It Was The "IDEAL" Experience!

Two-Days, 24 Sessions, 40 Speakers - It Was The

More than 150 professionals gathered at The IDEAL Conference hosted by Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) on September 18-19 at The Garland in North Hollywood. This one-of-a kind, sold out event was a remarkable opportunity for business owners and non-profit professionals to ignite, discover, engage, advance and level up through 40+ inspiring speakers and 20+ powerful sessions! Attendees from all types of industries, from across California, combined to create a highly successful inaugural conference!

CCRC Partners With IICF

CCRC Partners With IICF

Recently CCRC partnered with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) to host a Literacy Fair for CCRC families in the San Fernando Valley! With the assistance of IICF staff and partner volunteers, as well as a special appearance by Walkaround Cookie Monster from Sesame Street, this event brought a lot of smiles to the little ones and the adults in attendance!

Celebrating 10 Years of Books and Literacy!

Celebrating 10 Years of Books and Literacy!

This year, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of our largest and longest running campaigns What a Difference A Book Makes (WADABM)! At the end of 2019, we will have collected and distributed 1,000,000 (yes, a million) books throughout the past decade.

The New State Budget - ECE Related Matters

The New State Budget - ECE Related Matters

On Wednesday, June 26, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the 2019-20 State Budget. This administration has consistently emphasized its commitment to Early Childhood Education (ECE). This was exhibited in early January, when Governor Newsom released his budget proposal, which featured ECE as the first subject area. Check out the video below and continue reading for a breakdown of the final budget agreement as it relates to the ECE community and what you can look forward to.

Our Farmers Insurance Volunteers Rock!

Our Farmers Insurance Volunteers Rock!

On June 18th, 60 dedicated Farmers Insurance employees helped beautify CCRC’s Zine Head Start preschool! The day was filled with hard work and fun, and we would like to thank Farmers Insurance for including this event as part of their 2019 Intern Orientation.

CCRC’s Government Relations Director Awarded Elizabeth Hamilton Lowe Child Advocacy Award

CCRC’s Government Relations Director Awarded Elizabeth Hamilton Lowe Child Advocacy Award

Los Angeles, California - Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) announced today that Government Relations Director, Donna Sneeringer, M.P.A., has been awarded the Elizabeth Hamilton Lowe Child Advocacy Award from local non-profit Child360, July 18th 2019. She was recognized for her unwavering commitment to children and their families through her advocacy work at CCRC, the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles, and more.

Choose Child Care that Fits your Family’s Needs from our CEO

Choose Child Care that Fits your Family’s Needs from our CEO

Choosing care for your child is a complex and often challenging task for
families. The high cost of care and lack of choices limit a family’s options.

81% of People in CCRC’s Service Area Live in a Child Care Desert

81% of People in CCRC’s Service Area Live in a Child Care Desert

Working class families struggle nationwide to find affordable high quality child care for their families. Cost is a significant barrier. However geographic accessibility of child care stands out as well. This geographical disparity is commonly referred to as child care deserts. Lack of affordable child care has negative results on parents, employers, children and the economy as a whole.

23rd Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day

23rd Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day

On Saturday May 18, 2019 at Woodley Park we hosted our 23rd Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day.  Annabelle Godwin Play Day (AGPD) is one of the largest events in the San Fernando Valley that is geared towards children 0-5 and their families. Thanks to generous sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and dedicated staff, CCRC was able to offer resources that encourage healthy living, early education, and family well-being for over 5,000 families.

Dr. Michael Olenick Comments on ECE State Affairs

Dr. Michael Olenick Comments on ECE State Affairs

Recently our President and CEO, Dr. Michael Olenick, made the following comment on KQED in regards to a new state Assembly blue-ribbon commission, which released a report last month signifying major enhancements to the state’s early childhood education (ECE) system.

“[The report brings a] holistic approach to all of the issues in the early childhood education space,” Olenick said. Not only did we look at what needed to be addressed, we described how it should be addressed and put out a time frame.”

Striving Towards Wellness

Striving Towards Wellness

Tuesday April 30, 2019 CCRC celebrated the culmination of their Annual Striving Towards Wellness program. This event recognized parents from our Head Start program have been participating in a 4-week health education and physical activity workshops throughout the month of April. We liked to express extreme gratitude to Western dental who sponsored the event with a $13,500 donation that will be used to continue the efforts to advance physical and medical health for Head Start students and their families.

Enroll your child in Head Start!

Enroll your child in Head Start!

Open Enrollment for Head Start’s 2019-2020 school year is available! You, or someone you know, may be eligible to enroll in Head Start a fun filled, fundamentally sound program that provides a comprehensive preschool environment for all learners.

The classes are developmentally appropriate for children 0-5 and provide school readiness experiences, that your child will carry for the rest of their lives. Head Start is designed to holistically cultivate your child beyond pure academics so he or she will be the best learners they can be.

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