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Help finding child care – CCRC’s Referral Specialists assist parents, at no charge, in locating and selecting the best child care for their family’s needs – types of child care, how to identify a quality environment, and referrals to licensed child care providers.
Head Start Birth to 5 – Head Start Birth to 5 is a comprehensive preschool program that works to ensure the healthy development of thousands of local children from birth to 5 years. The program for children birth to 3 years includes a home visiting option and a center-based option. Both include parent education, health, nutrition, mental health services, and developmentally appropriate activities for infants and toddlers, including children with special needs. For children age 3 to 4, the program provides the same information and support for parents plus three to six hours a day in a high-quality pre-school classroom, as well as medical, dental, and mental health, nutrition, and parent involvement services.
Early Head Start Child Care Partnership – Under this program, child care providers receive training in order to offer working families the same comprehensive services as the Early Head Start Birth to 5 program. Each child participating in the program receives appropriate activities and comprehensive services such as nutrition, health, and dental evaluations. Child care providers benefit from coaching and mentoring to maintain a high level of care. Families also receive parenting and child development support.
Home Visitation – CCRC’s Home Visitation program is an initiative directly linked to Welcome Baby, a voluntary program funded by First 5 Los Angeles that provides hospital and home-based assistance to pregnant and post-partum women. To participate, families must live within the boundaries of the 14 Los Angeles communities supported by First 5 Los Angeles’ Best Start initiative. CCRC’s Home Visitation program utilizes the Parents as Teachers curriculum to provide information, support, and encouragement that parents need to help their children achieve optimal years early in life.
Emergency child care project – In partnership with the County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, CCRC assists with the identification of and funding paid to foster/resource parents that are able to take in children under the age of five that have been removed from their home in emergency situations.
Research and Program Evaluation – CCRC’s Research and Program Evaluation staff ensures optimal services for families and children by providing internal and external stakeholders with useful tools and information that can be used for program evaluation, forecasting and strategic planning, contract compliance, and advocacy.
Basis of presentation – The financial statements of CCRC have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) and accordingly reflect all significant receivables, payables, and other liabilities. The significant accounting policies followed by CCRC are described below to enhance the usefulness of the financial statements to the reader.
Child Care Resource Center, Inc. Notes to Financial Statements
 Note 1 – Nature of Operations (continued)

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