40th Anniversary Celebration at CRC’s Toy Library

More than 60 donors, supporters, partners, families, child care providers, volunteers, current and former board members, and community members attended Thanks-4-Giving, Community Resources for Children’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in the Toy Library and Early Learning Center on November 28th, 2018.

The appreciation event was also a reunion for former staff, board members and community members working in the field of early learning. Carole Kent, the founding board member of Community Resources for Children (CRC) was honored and acknowledged for being a pioneer in emphasizing the importance of “quality” child care 40 years ago, a vision that helps guide CRC to this day.  Former Executive Director, Diana Short, was honored for her 20 years of leading the organization, and Leslie Gevurtz, current Board Chair, was honored for her commitment, dedication and contributions to CRC. Finally, Senator Bill Dodd thanked CRC for 40 years of outstanding service by presenting a resolution co-signed by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry. A representative from Congressman Mike Thompson’s office presented a Congressional Record Statement in honor of the 40th Anniversary.  Almost $10,000 was raised from event sponsors and donors for school readiness and parent-child engagement programs in the Toy Library and Early Learning Center.

We are thankful for our donors, board members, partner organizations, volunteers, child care providers and families and all those who attended our 40th Anniversary Celebration. A special thank you to our event sponsors and new and continued donors. We would also like to thank Congressman Mike Thompson, Senator Bill Dodd, and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry for the recognition in honor of our 40th Anniversary. READ MORE

Join us for CRC ‘s 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Join CRC for No Sweet Trick-or-Treat on October 31, 2018

Bring your children, come in costume, and trick-or-treat (for non-food/candy items) at Community Resources for Children! Children who participate will trick-or-treat through our building, vote for their favorite decorated pumpkin, and enjoy some spooky stories.

33 Children received glasses through partnership with Vision to Learn

In June we partnered with Vision to Learn to provide free eye exams and glasses to children in need. More than 67 children were screened and 33 children received free eyeglasses. We are so pleased that these children were able to receive new glasses before the start of school because we know that good vision is essential to learning.  We were delighted when one little boy put his new glasses on and exclaimed, “I can see better!” Thank you Vision to Learn and a special thanks to the Wayne Grey Wilson Foundation for sponsoring this event.

Meet Nora, CRC’s Summer Intern

This summer Community Resources for Children (CRC) welcomed Nora Dondero as their new intern!  While interning at CRC Nora participated in outreach events, starting with The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation’s Día de la Familia in July. Over 2,000 families came to celebrate the 7th annual Dia de la Familia with music, food, community many nonprofit organizations! In August, CRC ran a booth at the American Canyon Health Expo, promoting developmental screenings and CRC’s licensed childcare provider services. Nora joined the Napa Valley Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays for CRC’s sponsored Story Time. Nora is a rising senior at Dickinson College, where she is an Educational Studies major, with a focus on law and policy, and Africana Studies minor. Nora hopes to become an educational policy reformer and ensure that all students regardless of race, class, or gender identity, have access to quality education.

Next Cycle of Active Minds starts in September

Active Minds Mini Series is a bilingual (English/Spanish) discovery-based early learning program for children and their parents/ primary caregivers.  It is designed to promote school readiness and parent/child communication and interaction. Active Minds serves children 3-4 years old and is led by a bilingual team of Early Learning Specialists.  Please contact Esmeralda Gil at egil@crcnapa.org or (707) 253-0376 x130 for more information.


Story Time at the Napa Farmers Market All Summer Long!

Story Time at the Napa Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday and Saturday at 9:30 and 10:30 AM. There will be children’s activities in between and children and parents may come and go as they please. If you would like to sign up to read, please visit our signup page here.

Free Vision Screenings, Exams and Glasses at CRC

Good vision is essential for learning
Has your child had a recent vision screening?
Community Resources for Children is partnering with Vision to Learn to deliver FREE screenings and comprehensive eye exams and glasses (if needed) to children ages 5-18.

Screening Date: Monday, June 11th, 2018*

Time: 9 AM to 2 PM

Community Resources for Children

3299 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558

*Parents/primary caregivers must be present to sign consent for a full exam (if needed). Exam date for children who need a comprehensive eye exam: June 14th.

Please register here.