CRC Receives Grant from Packard Foundation
Posted on 08/15/2017
Community Resources for Children (CRC) is proud to announce the recent receipt of a grant from The David & Lucile Packard Foundation in Silicon Valley to fund a pilot program reaching out to Family, Friend and Neighbor caregivers. The grant enables CRC to test engagement strategies with informal child care providers while leveraging the experience of the Packard Foundation’s Children, Families and Communities Program.
Funds will be used to reach Napa’s children (ages 0-5) and informal providers. By partnering with Napa Valley Community Housing and offering early learning activities and an introduction to bilingual early learning apps and tools, CRC hopes to reach children who are cared for by family, friend or neighbor caregivers. These FFN caregivers are often isolated due to language barriers or lack of transportation and do not have easy access to quality early learning activities or programs. By taking a proactive approach and meeting caregivers in their own communities, CRC hopes to continue taking steps to closing the opportunity gap.