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.

Celebrate the 40th Annual A Day in the Park with CRC!

For 40 years CRC has been providing early learning opportunities and empowering families and child care providers with tools and resources to help them support the children under their care.
It’s time to celebrate what we all have accomplished together! On May 24th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at Fuller Park, come and enjoy fun activities for children ages 0-5. We have invited emergency vehicles and more than 10 other community organizations who will join us to host an activity and provide information to families. There will be face painting, an infant play area, an obstacle course, sensory bins, art projects and so much more! Please register here for this free event.

The Building Blocks of Handwriting

Attention: Parents, caregivers, and child care providers of children ages 0-5

Write Beginnings Occupational Therapy presents:

“The Building Blocks of Handwriting” 

Please join us for a unique event that will leave you feeling empowered to help the young children in your life improve their fine motor skills and be better prepared for school and beyond!

Date: Thursday, May 31st, 2018
6:30 PM  – enjoy wine and a light dinner
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – workshop

Thanks to generous sponsors, this is event is FREE for licensed child care providers.

Please register here.

Active Minds Learning Celebration

Another group of parents and children have had their Active Minds learning celebration at a community location.  This time class was help at Von Brandt Neighborhood Center thanks to our partnership with Napa Valley Community Housing. After four weeks of working on an Individual Development Support Plan, parents were recognized for their commitment to their children’s early learning and the children were celebrated for completing their first school readiness program. If you are interested in the program, you can read more here.

Story Time at the Napa Farmers Market Started on May 1st

Story Time started on May 1st and we had a fun morning with more than 10 children enjoying favorite books such as Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and more!  Story Time runs from 9:30 to 10 AM on Tuesdays and Saturdays and we invite you to stay for children’s activities afterward hosted by the Napa Farmers Market.  If you would like to volunteer to read, please email Eva Simonsson at and we will try to fit you into the full schedule!

Provider Appreciation Night 2018

Every year Community Resources for Children celebrates Napa County child care providers and thanks them for the important work that they do.  At our signature Game Night evening, EleFun was the hit of the party, with many providers wishing they could take the fun game home with them to share with the children. This was closely followed by Bingo and Connect 4. More than 25 child care providers enjoyed a fun evening of games, delicious food and wine, and of course raffle prizes!  A special thanks to Bank of Stockton for sponsoring the event!