Announcing Grand-Caring Café, a new support group for grandparent caregivers!

With the generous support of the Wayne Grey Wilson Foundation we are pleased to announce a new monthly support group, Grand-Caring Café. Grandparent caregivers are invited to come and connect with peers, enjoy meaningful conversation and receive resources to help support them as caregivers of young children.  Grandchildren are not required to attend.

Community Resources for Children Launches Project She Cares to Highlight the Importance of Child Care in Napa County

In September 2019, Community Resources for Children (CRC) celebrated local women child care providers and launched Project She Cares, a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of child care in our community through videos, stories and portraits. 

In addition to keeping parents in the workforce, child care providers play an important role in caring for and nurturing young children. With the rising cost of living in our area many families are faced with longer working hours or multiple jobs to make ends meet; the result is that more children are spending more time with informal child care providers such as grandparents, friends and neighbors. It is important that all adults who care for children are empowered with tools and know how to best support their children’s healthy growth and development, says Erika Lubensky, Executive Director of Community Resources for Children. 

Community Resource for Children provides one-on-one coaching, trainingworkshops, playgroups and support groups for all types of child care providers. Topics covered in workshops include how to support the emotional needs of young children, building school readiness skills, how to set up environments that are developmentally appropriate and much more!  Child care providers rely on CRC for professional development and for getting answers to specific questions such as challenging behaviors, developmental delays, and strategies on how to work with children of multiple ages  

“Investing in child care is critical as many young children spend more of their waking hours with a child care provider than with a parent; many children learn their colors, numbers and ABCs while in child care, they reach milestones such as crawling, walking and feeding themselves while in child care and they learn how to get along with others in child care; these are all skills that prepare them for a lifetime of learning, said Ms. Lubensky. 

 In the coming year, CRC will continue to highlight child care providers in our community through videos and stories; and with support from donors and community partners, child care providers will receive training in business fundamentals allowing them to open and grow thriving child care businesses.  To support this effort please visit 

 CRC is thankful for the continued support of The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) who, like CRC, believes in “Healthy Kids, Healthy Valley”. “The NVV has been a key supporter of CRC for many years allowing our organization to pilot important programs and to be innovative and creative so that we deliver maximum impact for each dollar invested,” says Ms. Lubensky.  

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our donors, sponsors, board of directors and volunteers for making We Care for Children such a success!  A special thank you to Clos Du Val for hosting us at their beautiful winery and for sharing their exquisite wines and to Holly Krassner Dawson for leading our Fund-A-Need!  La Saison Napa Valley amazed us all with their food.  Thank you attendees, donors and sponsors for your generous contributions to Community Resources for Children. With your support we will continue to strengthen children in Napa County by empowering the women who care for them.

We Care For Children

Thank you for your continued support and for sharing our vision of a promising future for all of Napa County’s young children.  This year we are celebrating the women who nurture and care for our children and we are very excited to invite you to attend, sponsor and donate in honor of the families, children and child care providers that we serve.

We Care For Children: a farm-to-table reception and fundraiser
Date: September 26th, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Place: Hirondelle House at Clos Du Val Winery

Featuring Project She Cares, guests will peruse a collection of powerful stories and portraits from local child care providers while enjoying a fabulous farm-to-table installation provided by La Saison andrelaxing in the beautiful and serene indoor/outdoor space at Clos du Val. Prepare to be pampered by the friendly hospitality team at Clos Du Val as they pour exclusive wines that are generously being donated to our guests by the winery.

About Project She Cares
Project She Cares is a multimedia campaign that features women in child care who nurture and care for children in our community. The goal is to empower women child care providers and to raise awareness about the important work that they do.

Discounted tickets available for groups of 4 or more!

Click here to reserve your tickets today!

Free Vision Screenings, Exams and Glasses at CRC

Once again, CRC is partnering with Vision to Learn to provide free vision screenings, eye exams and glasses to children ages 5-18. Children who already have glasses are welcome – having a second pair of glasses is always a good idea! Parents or primary caregivers are required to attend to sign consent for an in-depth eye exam (if needed).  Registration is recommended but not required through this link.



CRC and First 5 Express will be in American Canyon on May 23rd!

First 5 Express Bus and CRC visit American Canyon
Boys and Girls Club
American Canyon Clubhouse
60 Benton Way
May 23, 2019
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for a morning of activities, karaoke, storytelling, free prizes and more! First 5 Express is a bilingual exhibit that travels across California inspiring families to TALK, READ, and SING!!

Perfect for children ages 5 and under!
No reservations necessary!

Acompañenos a una mañana de actividades de aprendizaje temprano, karaoke, cuentos para niños y premios gratuitos. First 5 Express es una exposición bilingüe que viaja por todo California para inspirar a las familias a HABLAR, LEER y CANTAR!

¡Ideal para niños de hasta 5 años!
Personas sin reservaciones son bienvenidas.

This event is made possible, thanks to the generous support of/ Este evento ha sido posible gracias a:

First 5 Napa County
First 5 California

2019 Provider Appreciation Night

What a great Provider Appreciation Night!  Local child care providers enjoyed the various “minute to win it” games, catching up with friends, self-care bags, a light dinner and wine tasting provided by Greg Schaefer of Porter Family Vineyards and Humberto Guivarello.

Community Literacy Day was a hit!

Thank You Napa Valley Vintners!

On April 24th we had the pleasure of giving staff from the Napa Valley Vintners a tour of our Toy Library and Early Learning Center and sharing with them about our programs through hands-on activities; we introduced them to one of our brand new STEAM kits that we train child care providers and caregivers to use to engage with the children under their care so that they are prepared to enter Kindergarten ready to learn!

Thank you Napa Valley Vintners for your continued support of early learning and care for all children in Napa Valley. Thanks to you, Community Resources for Children provides quality early learning and care for more than 3,000 children!