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Tierra del Sol helps strengthen the community by volunteering

Tierra del Sol helps strengthen the community by volunteering

Tierra del Sol has been volunteering with CCRC for close to five years. While Tierra del Sol volunteers have helped most of CCRC’s departments at one point or another, they mainly volunteer in our Head Start department. There are usually 4-6 volunteers, and they each volunteer about eight hours each week. They’re very flexible, fast learners who have provided an extra support to the agency.

Recap of what happened in government relations at CCRC in 2016

Recap of what happened in government relations at CCRC in 2016

It’s been a busy year for CCRC’s government relations department. From our first Legislative Breakfast in San Bernardino to Board of Directors Day at the Capitol, a lot’s happened in 2016. And there’s no slowing down now. The New Year’s going to start off with the release of the Governor’s 2017/18 Proposed Budget in early January.

A look into the Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2016 Report

A look into the Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2016 Report

CCRC is committed to keeping you in the know. That’s why we felt it was important to share the main points covered in the newly released Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2016 Report by Child Care Aware® of America with you. 

CCRC warmly thanks its Book and Toy Drive supporters this holiday

CCRC warmly thanks its Book and Toy Drive supporters this holiday

All of us at CCRC want to thank everyone who has supported our Book and Toy Drive with a donation or by hosting a collection bin at their business.

Our supporters’ generous donations allowed us to hold a giveaway event at each of our four locations on Saturday, December 10th. There was food, story time, and activities and every child was gifted a book and a toy.  During this holiday season 10,000 books and toys were collected and distributed locally!

Exciting changes and new programs coming to Head Start

Exciting changes and new programs coming to Head Start

Head Start is a comprehensive program that provides a positive preschool environment and developmentally appropriate school readiness experiences. This year, CCRC will be providing new Head Start programs and services that we’re really excited about. 

MGA Entertainment and Cresa spread holiday joy to children with generous book and toy donation to CCRC

MGA Entertainment and Cresa spread holiday joy to children with generous book and toy donation to CCRC

Cresa has been a trusted business partner and a valued friend of CCRC for over 15 years. This year, Cresa coordinated a huge donation to CCRC’s Holiday Book and Toy Drive from MGA Entertainment. 

California Legislature set to begin 2017-2018 session

California Legislature set to begin 2017-2018 session

On December 5, 2016, California will begin its two-year legislative session. Following the November election, new members will be sworn into office — and the work will begin for the two years ahead. Many new faces will be joining returning members of the Legislature this year. In the Child Care Resource Center’s service area, three of our nine state senators are new to their seats. In the Child Care Resource Center’s California Assembly delegation, five of our fourteen representatives are new to their districts. 

CCRC sends a huge THANK YOU to its 40th Anniversary Gala donors

CCRC sends a huge THANK YOU to its 40th Anniversary Gala donors

All of us at CCRC are beyond grateful for the support surrounding our 40th Anniversary Gala. We’re proud to have provided services to 1.5 million children, families, child care providers and community members over the past 40 years, and are excited to put these new donations to work in the communities we serve. 

Quality Start — created to enhance early learning — launched in San Bernardino County this month

Quality Start — created to enhance early learning — launched in San Bernardino County this month

Quality Start, a new quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), was launched in San Bernardino County on October 18th. This comprehensive, countywide project helps child care programs and preschools prepare children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond by providing the highest quality early learning experiences possible. 

Creative Bridge is helping bring local nonprofits’ stories to life in print

Creative Bridge is helping bring local nonprofits’ stories to life in print

CCRC’s Creative Bridge is a full service copy and print center offering state of-the-art copying, duplicating and finishing services that help nonprofits grow.

New budget planning solution, Adaptive Insights, streamlines CCRC’s financial processes

New budget planning solution, Adaptive Insights, streamlines CCRC’s financial processes

CCRC has grown from an agency with revenues of $120M in FY 2007-08 to over $200M budgeted for the current fiscal year. With this growth, and one of our strategic plan goals to utilize technology solutions that facilitate internal communications, dissolve boundaries and increase productivity, we recognized the immediate need for a budget planning, financial reporting and forecasting solution that moves us away from using Excel schedules. As a result of our efforts, we adopted and rolled out Adaptive Insights (AI) this past budget cycle.

What you need to know about the three child care bills that passed the Senate floor

What you need to know about the three child care bills that passed the Senate floor

The 2015-16 legislative session ended on August 31st, and three child care bills moved on to Governor Brown for his consideration. Two bills have already been signed, and decisions regarding the third bill must be made by September 30th. Bills that are signed will take effect January 1st.

CCRC thanks Molina Healthcare for its generous donation of over 5,500 books

CCRC thanks Molina Healthcare for its generous donation of over 5,500 books

Thirteen energized and excited volunteers from Molina Healthcare delivered over 5,500 books to CCRC’s San Bernardino office on August 19th. 

CCRC was the recipient of both Molina Healthcare’s quarterly “We Care” program, in which staff members donated new and gently used books, and a grant from the Molina Foundation, a national nonprofit that receives corporate support from Molina Healthcare. 

Yoobi helps kids start the school year right with donation to CCRC

Yoobi helps kids start the school year right with donation to CCRC

Yoobi has been a generous partner and supporter of CCRC. In August 2015, Yoobi donated school supplies to CCRC’s Kindergarten School Readiness Event benefiting over 2,000 Head Start families in San Fernando Valley. And, to kick off this school year, Yoobi donated 15 classroom packs, each serving 30 kids, for a total of 450 kids. Classroom packs include: pencils, glue sticks, erasers, pencil sharpeners, rulers, folders, liquid glue bottles, pencil cases, crayons, colored pencils, markers, scissors and Yoobi stickers.

 

Everything you need to know about VerticalChange — CCRC’s new research tool

Everything you need to know about VerticalChange — CCRC’s new research tool

VerticalChange, owned by Subvertical, LLC, is a cloud-based software for managing social services programs. CCRC uses it to extract, collect and analyze large volumes of data for research and program evaluation purposes.

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