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The New State Budget - ECE Related Matters

The New State Budget - ECE Related Matters

On Wednesday, June 26, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the 2019-20 State Budget. This administration has consistently emphasized its commitment to Early Childhood Education (ECE). This was exhibited in early January, when Governor Newsom released his budget proposal, which featured ECE as the first subject area. Check out the video below and continue reading for a breakdown of the final budget agreement as it relates to the ECE community and what you can look forward to.

Our Farmers Insurance Volunteers Rock!

Our Farmers Insurance Volunteers Rock!

On June 18th, 60 dedicated Farmers Insurance employees helped beautify CCRC’s Zine Head Start preschool! The day was filled with hard work and fun, and we would like to thank Farmers Insurance for including this event as part of their 2019 Intern Orientation.

CCRC’s Government Relations Director Awarded Elizabeth Hamilton Lowe Child Advocacy Award

CCRC’s Government Relations Director Awarded Elizabeth Hamilton Lowe Child Advocacy Award

Los Angeles, California - Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) announced today that Government Relations Director, Donna Sneeringer, M.P.A., has been awarded the Elizabeth Hamilton Lowe Child Advocacy Award from local non-profit Child360, July 18th 2019. She was recognized for her unwavering commitment to children and their families through her advocacy work at CCRC, the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles, and more.

Choose Child Care that Fits your Family’s Needs from our CEO

Choose Child Care that Fits your Family’s Needs from our CEO

Choosing care for your child is a complex and often challenging task for
families. The high cost of care and lack of choices limit a family’s options.

81% of People in CCRC’s Service Area Live in a Child Care Desert

81% of People in CCRC’s Service Area Live in a Child Care Desert

Working class families struggle nationwide to find affordable high quality child care for their families. Cost is a significant barrier. However geographic accessibility of child care stands out as well. This geographical disparity is commonly referred to as child care deserts. Lack of affordable child care has negative results on parents, employers, children and the economy as a whole.

23rd Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day

23rd Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day

On Saturday May 18, 2019 at Woodley Park we hosted our 23rd Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day.  Annabelle Godwin Play Day (AGPD) is one of the largest events in the San Fernando Valley that is geared towards children 0-5 and their families. Thanks to generous sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and dedicated staff, CCRC was able to offer resources that encourage healthy living, early education, and family well-being for over 5,000 families.

Dr. Michael Olenick Comments on ECE State Affairs

Dr. Michael Olenick Comments on ECE State Affairs

Recently our President and CEO, Dr. Michael Olenick, made the following comment on KQED in regards to a new state Assembly blue-ribbon commission, which released a report last month signifying major enhancements to the state’s early childhood education (ECE) system.

“[The report brings a] holistic approach to all of the issues in the early childhood education space,” Olenick said. Not only did we look at what needed to be addressed, we described how it should be addressed and put out a time frame.”

Striving Towards Wellness

Striving Towards Wellness

Tuesday April 30, 2019 CCRC celebrated the culmination of their Annual Striving Towards Wellness program. This event recognized parents from our Head Start program have been participating in a 4-week health education and physical activity workshops throughout the month of April. We liked to express extreme gratitude to Western dental who sponsored the event with a $13,500 donation that will be used to continue the efforts to advance physical and medical health for Head Start students and their families.

Enroll your child in Head Start!

Enroll your child in Head Start!

Open Enrollment for Head Start’s 2019-2020 school year is available! You, or someone you know, may be eligible to enroll in Head Start a fun filled, fundamentally sound program that provides a comprehensive preschool environment for all learners.

The classes are developmentally appropriate for children 0-5 and provide school readiness experiences, that your child will carry for the rest of their lives. Head Start is designed to holistically cultivate your child beyond pure academics so he or she will be the best learners they can be.

Work for us!

Work for us!

We believe in teamwork, community well-being, and achieving success!

CCRC is growing and we are looking for dedicated and talented individuals from a diverse background who want to be part of something meaningful. We invite you to attend our Child Development Professional Job Fair, Saturday May 4th, 2019.   If you are considering a career in education, this event is for you. We will be conducting on site interviews for those who have completed an online application, and have a resume and unofficial transcripts on hand.

CCRC Hosts 6th Annual Family Play Day

CCRC Hosts 6th Annual Family Play Day

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) brought San Bernardino parents, children, local child care providers and business owners together for a free community event, at their 6th Annual Family Play Day in San Bernardino, April 16th, 2019. Thanks to charitable sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and a dedicated staff, CCRC was able to support the health, early education, and well-being of over 2,500 local families.

CCRC Promotes Learn Through Play With a New Field Hockey Grant

CCRC Promotes Learn Through Play With a New Field Hockey Grant

Los Angeles, CA – Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) received a grant to introduce field hockey to over 1,000 children and their families in Head Start programs across Northern Los Angeles County.

There's a New Conference in Town

There's a New Conference in Town

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is excited to announce the debut of our first ever conference, The IDEAL Conference 2019 at The Garland in North Hollywood, California on September 18 & 19, 2019.

The IDEAL Conference 2019 has it all! Inspiring speakers, panels and cutting edge workshops. You will hear from dynamic keynotes such as Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder of The Malala Fund & Founder of NOW Ventures, Justin Wolff, Chief Giving Officer at Yoobi, Warren Riley, President of NPO Solutions, and Lauryn Nwankpa, Head of Social Impact at Headspace. This line up is sure to knock you out your seats!

Dr. Michael Olenick, CCRC’s President & CEO, Responds to Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposal

Dr. Michael Olenick, CCRC’s President & CEO, Responds to Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposal

We applaud Governor Newsom’s initial Early Care and Education proposals and his increased focus on children and families. We especially applaud his comments about supporting two generation approaches for low income families.

CCRC Bridges the Holiday Hunger Gap

CCRC Bridges the Holiday Hunger Gap

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has pledged to distribute 5,000 bags with 20 or more non-perishable food items to children prior to the winter break from school. Research shows that 1 in 5 children go to bed hungry in California. During the holidays, many parents struggle even more to provide meals normally covered during traditional school hours. Therefore while many of us welcome the holidays as a nice, relaxing break from school or work, there are many families that don’t necessarily share the same outlook.

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