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 esimonsson@crcnapa.org 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!

Announcing CRC’s Annual Provider Appreciation Night

On April 19th we are celebrating all child care providers in Napa County. Providers are invited to enjoy an evening of games, refreshments and fun with friends.  Game Night is back by popular demand and will feature games like Bingo, Connect 4, Hot Potato, Headbands and many more! Wine and food will be provided as well as the chance to win fabulous prizes!  Please register here.

Puppets & Communication – recap

We had fun with puppets last week – puppet play, story time and make your own finger puppets and paper bag puppets! Did you know that talking through or with puppets motivates communication? This is especially important for young toddlers who have learned their first words but are not yet able to communicate their needs through words.

Resources for Helping Children Recover from Trauma

It is with great sadness that we post resources yet again for how to help children recover after a traumatic event. As always, limit exposure to media and adult conversation, use age appropriate language and assure your child that he or she is safe.

Join us for Puppets and Communication on March 15th, 1-3 PM

Join us for our next session of Community Connections to Early Learning Activity.  It’s free, it’s fun and materials will be provided for children to make their own puppets. Please note, these activities are appropriate for children ages 0-5 and usually draw a crowd so we have secured the  Napa Valley Community Foundation-Community Conference Center (next to CRC) again.  There is no need to pre-register. We look forward to seeing you!

Active Minds Learning Celebration

We are so proud of these families who just completed the Active Minds class and had their learning celebration. Parents were empowered with new tools to engage with their children (ages 2-3) to support their growth and development. Some of these children have older siblings who went through the program – great to see the younger ones finally get their turn!