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History

Community Resources for Children


Community Resources for Children was founded in 1978 as Rainbow Child Care Council. In 1989, our name was changed to Community Resources for Children.

The Community Child Care Council (4 C's) of Sonoma County received expansion funding from the State Department of Education under AB 3059 to develop a directory of children's services and establish Resource and Referral Services in Napa County. The guide to services and programs for young children in Napa County was compiled by 4 C's in cooperation with the Napa County Commission on the Status of Women and other local agencies. Printed on a variety of colored papers and entitled "Rainbow", the 102-page book listed day care programs, private elementary schools, and services for children with developmental and special needs. Printed in both English and Spanish, about 600 copies were distributed to local agencies in August 1977. Project coordinators were Nancy Kael and Judi Egbert.To assist in compiling the directory, a Napa County Advisory Committee consisting of interested individuals representing agencies, child care providers and parents was established. This group not only assisted with the development of the directory but was dedicated to the future development of an information and referral service.

Members were:

History

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  • Bernice Braby - Napa County Schools Children's Centers
    Ed Cole - Child Protective Services
    Dee Cuney - Family Day Care Association
    Esther Domingo - Chrysalis Children's Center
    Robert Feraru - Human Services Task Force
    Pam Forseth - Parent
    Maureen Shrader - Parent
    Jack Hanstein - Napa County Mental Health Services
    Jean Hillman - State Department of Health, Licensing
    Marian Williams - State Department of Health, Licensing
    Carole Kelly - Early Childhood Program, Napa College
    Gil Lopez - Head Start
    Paul Miller - Head Start
    Florence Merla - Merla's Little School
    Joan Murphy - Napa County Commission on the Status of Women
    Laura Paton - Information and Referral

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The information and referral service was known as Rainbow Referral.

On May 24, 1978, Paul Miller and Carole Kelly, President and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Rainbow Child Care Council of Napa County, Inc. filed the agency's Articles of Incorporation. They were endorsed and filed by the office of the Secretary of State of the State of California on June 6, 1978.

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