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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.

Work for us!

Work for us!

We believe in teamwork, community well-being, and achieving success!

CCRC is growing and we are looking for dedicated and talented individuals from a diverse background who want to be part of something meaningful. We invite you to attend our Child Development Professional Job Fair, Saturday May 4th, 2019.   If you are considering a career in education, this event is for you. We will be conducting on site interviews for those who have completed an online application, and have a resume and unofficial transcripts on hand.

CCRC Hosts 6th Annual Family Play Day

CCRC Hosts 6th Annual Family Play Day

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) brought San Bernardino parents, children, local child care providers and business owners together for a free community event, at their 6th Annual Family Play Day in San Bernardino, April 16th, 2019. Thanks to charitable sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and a dedicated staff, CCRC was able to support the health, early education, and well-being of over 2,500 local families.

CCRC Promotes Learn Through Play With a New Field Hockey Grant

CCRC Promotes Learn Through Play With a New Field Hockey Grant

Los Angeles, CA – Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) received a grant to introduce field hockey to over 1,000 children and their families in Head Start programs across Northern Los Angeles County.

There's a New Conference in Town

There's a New Conference in Town

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is excited to announce the debut of our first ever conference, The IDEAL Conference 2019 at The Garland in North Hollywood, California on September 18 & 19, 2019.

The IDEAL Conference 2019 has it all! Inspiring speakers, panels and cutting edge workshops. You will hear from dynamic keynotes such as Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder of The Malala Fund & Founder of NOW Ventures, Justin Wolff, Chief Giving Officer at Yoobi, Warren Riley, President of NPO Solutions, and Lauryn Nwankpa, Head of Social Impact at Headspace. This line up is sure to knock you out your seats!

Dr. Michael Olenick, CCRC’s President & CEO, Responds to Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposal

Dr. Michael Olenick, CCRC’s President & CEO, Responds to Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposal

We applaud Governor Newsom’s initial Early Care and Education proposals and his increased focus on children and families. We especially applaud his comments about supporting two generation approaches for low income families.

CCRC Bridges the Holiday Hunger Gap

CCRC Bridges the Holiday Hunger Gap

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has pledged to distribute 5,000 bags with 20 or more non-perishable food items to children prior to the winter break from school. Research shows that 1 in 5 children go to bed hungry in California. During the holidays, many parents struggle even more to provide meals normally covered during traditional school hours. Therefore while many of us welcome the holidays as a nice, relaxing break from school or work, there are many families that don’t necessarily share the same outlook.

ELLEN CERVANTES WINS $10,000 IN LOS ANGELES HOMELESSNESS CHALLENGE

 ELLEN CERVANTES WINS $10,000 IN LOS ANGELES HOMELESSNESS CHALLENGE

Child Care Resource Center’s (CCRC) Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ellen Cervantes, recently won the Ernst & Young Audience Award at the Los Angeles Homelessness Challenge Pitch Event. The $10,000 award will aid CCRC in their goal to provide quality child care services to LA’s homeless population with their “child care on wheels” concept.

We Celebrated Our 4th Annual Victorville Play Day

We Celebrated Our 4th Annual Victorville Play Day

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) happily celebrated their 4th annual Victorville Play Day, November 17, 2018. Thanks to charitable sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and a dedicated staff, CCRC was able to support the health, early education, and well-being for over a thousand of local Inland Empire families.

Breaking the Stigma!

Breaking the Stigma!

Mental health, an unspoken subject by so many but the reality is, each year millions of Americans face the matter of living with a mental health condition. Whether we struggle with it ourselves or we are indirectly affected through family members, platonic or professional relationships we should all be involved in the conversation surrounding mental health. Not only is our Family Well Being Department involved in the conversation, but we are working diligently to break the stigma and raise awareness about the reality of mental health.

Don’t Fold on this Opportunity!

Don’t Fold on this Opportunity!

Place your bet on Child Care Resource Center, as we help bridge the hunger holiday gap with our Hunger Free Holiday Poker Tournament. Grab your chips for Saturday, November 03, 2018 from 5-9 PM because this benefit poker tournament is meant to shed light on child hunger affecting California children during school break. It is our goal to make sure no child goes hungry this holiday season. 

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