Project She Cares

She Cares is a project by Community Resources for Children that features women in child care who nurture and care for children in our community and highlights the important role that child care plays in the early education of our children while allowing parents to remain in the workforce. The goal of the project is to celebrate and empower women child care providers and to raise awareness about the important work that they do.

2019 Production Team 
Photography: Sakhon Nhek Photography
Poster Design: Julia Allen of Folia Design
Make-up: Monica Fernandez with Napa Valley Makeup
Hairstylist: Teresa Garcia
Project Coordinator: Jacqueline Saldaña-Pimentel

A special thank you to the participating child care providers and to the Board of Directors and Staff of Community Resources for Children

She Cares about children’s safety and stability about providing child care with an open heart and with open arms about raising happy and healthy children

Portraits

Maricela Aguilar

Maricela Aguilar

Mary’s Family Child Care

She Cares about children’s safety and stability

“Many of the children who attend my child care come from homes troubled by domestic violence. At first, they are hesitant to get attached to me. Eventually, we develop special connections as they spend most of the day with me and learn that the environment at my child care is safe and one of compassion, love and encouragement.”

Gloria Orozco

Gloria Orozco

Orozco Family Childcare Home

She Cares about providing child care with an open heart and with open arms

“I wanted to become a teacher, but I never had the resources to do it, so I am proud to be a child care provider, which is different than a sitter, because in my child care, children benefit from having routines and I use a curriculum that prepares them for school and life.”

Julia Rodriguez

Julia Rodriguez

Rodriguez Family Childcare Home

She Cares for children with love and respect.

“Being a child care provider is in many ways like any other job, with rules and schedules. However, the difference is that you are shaping human beings. That is why I treat all the children like family.”

Erica Salinas

Erica Salinas

My Little World of Fun Daycare

She Cares that children feel safe, loved and cared for

¨Having a child care that provides love,care and a safe environment is extremely important to me as most of the children are with me for 9 hours each day. When children are absent, I miss seeing their faces, I miss their voices.”

Rachell Solis

Rachell Solis

Nahar Montessori

She Cares about supporting children’s individual emotional needs

“I decided to become a child care provider because I realized that I couldn’t change the world, but I could change my community.”

Lourdes Solorio

Lourdes Solorio

Lulu’s Family Daycare

She Cares about getting to know each child individually

“One of the biggest rewards is when the children I cared for come back to visit me as teenagers.”

Jacqueline Wisniewski

Jacqueline Wisniewski

Soaring Wings LLC

She Cares about raising happy and healthy children

“My hardships growing up taught me how important it is during the early years of life to provide continuity and consistency of care for children. This is what I try to bring to my community; continuity of care and love. It is a great privilege to serve the Napa Community.”

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