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                 WorkForce development
One of CCRC’s primary strategic goals is to increase and enhance the knowledge, skills and leadership of CCRC’s stakeholders, with an emphasis on staff, early childhood professionals and parents. We understand that building the knowledge of the early education workforce and offering parents a clear path to finding and keeping a job are vital to the professional and economic development of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. CCRC staff support clients and advance the programs and services we offer to build skills, increase access to opportunities, and reduce barriers to success.
  33,611 Children in Care 18,635 Parents Working or Going
to School
$143,28371 Child Care Investment
 “ From the time they were born, I said my children’s safety would come first. Because of CCRC I was able to find a good, safe environment for my kids while I went back to school. Without that peace of mind of them being well taken care of, I’m not sure I would have been able to do it.”
- Danya S.
  Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn is an engaging early
learning program for young children 0-5. The goal of this evidence based program is to work with parents, caregivers, family, friends, neighbors and exempt child care providers to support them in preparing children
for success in school and life through quality early childhood experiences. With funding from the Packard Foundation, program facilitators plan weekly curriculum based on a topic provided by the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network.
The basic principles of the program are:
 Play is a child’s work. It is how they learn, discover, and come to understand the world.
 Learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom with a paper and pencil.
 We can encourage children to play by giving them plenty of time to inquire and explore and by engaging with the child.
 Play helps children think symbolically. Watch their imagination at work!
During the hour long session, everyone sings songs and plays, and then reads stories based on the week’s topic. An activity and snacks follow. Caregivers go home with resources, information and activity ideas that they can implement with the children in their care — like how to make play dough or create recyclable art.
125 Sessions
881 Participants
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