A woman danced as she got into her car Saturday, filled with excitement about getting her COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. She was one of 100 people to get vaccinated at Child Care Resource Center’s vaccine event over the weekend.
What began as a way to help parents and child care providers connect in the San Fernando Valley in 1976 blossomed into what’s now the largest Resource & Referral agency in the state. We, at Child Care Resource Center, are proud to mark 45 years of service in northern Los Angeles County and the entirety of San Bernardino County.
Babies quickly outgrow their clothing and that expense can be difficult for many families to afford. But Baby2Baby, a long-time nonprofit partner to Child Care Resource Center, has helped us supply thousands of families with clothing, blankets, food, books, toys and personal hygiene items during the pandemic and for many years prior.
A good book can be a window into another universe, an escape that many of us appreciated during the state’s stay-at-home order. A pair of teenage girls in the San Fernando Valley decided to spend their time during the pandemic collecting books and distributing them to organizations like Child Care Resource Center so more kids would have access to books, regardless of their family income.
The historic rate reform and child care funding included in the recently signed California budget couldn’t have been achieved without the tireless work of advocates and legislative partners like Sen. Connie Leyva. At a special Friday ceremony, Child Care Resource Center and partner agencies honored the senator as a champion for our field with the H.E.A.R.T. award.