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 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.

40th Annual A Day in the Park was a success!

Our 40th Annual A Day in the Park at the end of May was enjoyed by more than 100 children and their parents/caregivers. Thank you to the 15 partner organizations who joined us to provide information and resources for families and exciting activities for children: fake snow, slime, bubbles, police cars & motorcycles, bean bag toss, arts and crafts and story time, just to name a few.

Bubbles, water play, police cars & motorcycles, snow, obstacle courses, slime, moon sand, and so much more!! We had fun engaging in playful learning with more than 100 children and their parents/caregivers at a Day in the Park yesterday!! A big thank you to our community partners who came out to share resources with families and activities with the children. Thank you to NAPA Valley Coffee Roasting for donating coffee for our volunteers and staff and the City of Napa for co-sponsoring the event!

Thank you, Tanya Mahaphon for your 9 years of service!

Community Resources for Children (CRC), a Napa nonprofit community organization, thanks Dr. Tanya K. Mahaphon for her nine years of service on CRC’s Board of Directors.  As a developmental optometrist and owner of a business in Napa, Dr. Mahaphon contributed to CRC with her business acumen, community connections, and an understanding about the importance of quality early learning.

As the owner of Eye Spy Vision Care Optometry, Dr. Mahaphon has a passion for helping others achieve the best quality of life by providing the best vision possible.  Her passion for improving the quality of life of CRC’s clients was evident in the educational events she helped plan, the many hours she volunteered on the Board and on various committees, and the financial contributions she made to CRC.

CRC would also like to take this opportunity to thank the current Board of Directors for their service and for their commitment to quality early learning and care in Napa County: Megan Conroy, Deborah Elliott Leslie Gevurtz (Board Chair), Dalila Hernandez, Ryan Pio Roda, Jeanne Szmidt, and Jessica Tingey.