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Talking to Kids About Traumatic Events With Tips and Videos

Talking to Kids About Traumatic Events With Tips and Videos

With violence so often in the news, many parents struggle with talking to their children about traumatic incidents and signs of malice in the world. Knowing that something has happened, but not having anybody explain things, is a really scary thing to feel for any of us and can be quite traumatic for little ones. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) defines trauma as “the physical and emotional responses of a child to events that threaten the life or physical or emotional wellness of the child, or of someone critically important to the child such as parent or sibling."

A Century of Care! Celebrating Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

A Century of Care! Celebrating Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world's most respected experts on infant care, unfortunately passed three days after he celebrated his 100th birthday. We would like to take some time to acknowledge and celebrate the revolutionary impact Dr. Brazelton has made on the world. His work to understand the cognitive, physical and emotional development of children has transformed the way the world views children, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and countless vital practices we use with children on a daily basis, and in doing so he drastically changed the way parents, caregivers, and professionals have cared and understood infants and toddlers.

Exploding Art! Fun activity for you and your children

Exploding Art! Fun activity for you and your children

Spring is here! What better way to embrace this explosive change than with some exploding art? This very fun and very messy activity is a guaranteed hit with the kids of all ages. Make sure you do this activity outside wearing clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. It’s totally worth it!

CCRC Partners with The Baby Box Co. to Distribute Free Baby Boxes and Education

CCRC Partners with The Baby Box Co. to Distribute Free Baby Boxes and Education

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has been chosen by The Baby Box Co. as one of a the Southern California baby box distributors. This new partnership is an opportunity for CCRC to provide parents with free products and parenting education from trusted experts to help destress the parenting journey. 

Build children’s brains with simple activities around the house

Build children’s brains with simple activities around the house

Did you know that every single time that you connect with a child it’s an opportunity to grow their mind? Vroom makes it easy for parents and caregivers to find fun new ways to turn everyday moments — like bath time and mealtime — into invaluable brain building moments. With great activities for bright young learners, Vroom helps develop a super strong foundation for kids’ future learning.

Make the most of CCRC’s new library hours this summer

Make the most of CCRC’s new library hours this summer

CCRC is happy to announce its new library hours: Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm. Bring the kids and come on in for some free fun and learning this summer. With exciting summer activities at each of our libraries in Chatsworth, Palmdale, San Bernardino, and Victorville, there are lots of options. Please note our Palmdale library is only open from 9 am to 12 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 

Engaging summer activities to keep babies, preschoolers and kids entertained

Engaging summer activities to keep babies, preschoolers and kids entertained

Summer’s all about getting outside and making the most of that beautiful warm weather. Whether your kids are on summer vacation or your infant’s just learning to walk, there’s plenty you can do to help them celebrate the season. So, go ahead and enjoy that summer sun while trying out some of these fun activities.

Spend time outside with family while enjoying the latest kids’ movies

Spend time outside with family while enjoying the latest kids’ movies

Did you know that free outdoor movies are being shown at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and Yucaipa Community Park in San Bernardino County this summer?

Turn that empty egg carton into an educational greenhouse — and watch it grow!

Turn that empty egg carton into an educational greenhouse — and watch it grow!

Develop kids’ green thumbs early with this awesome gardening activity. Grab an egg carton and head outside to create your greenhouse, then bring it inside to see it sprout. Your windowsill’s a great place to put it so it gets a lot of light!

CCRC is participating in the Week of the Young Child with activities and storytelling

CCRC is participating in the Week of the Young Child with activities and storytelling

Bring the little ones out to CCRC’s libraries April 24-28 for fun games, storytelling and interactive activities during the Week of the Young ChildTM

Create a cute rocking paper plate bird that goes from craft to toy

Create a cute rocking paper plate bird that goes from craft to toy

Tweet tweet! Springtime’s all about blooming flowers and chirping birds. This super easy and fun paper plate bird craft gets kids excited for spring and inspires creativity. And once crafting is done, kids can play with these little fluttery friends like toys. They’ll really love gently rocking their beautiful birdies.

Say hello to spring with cute lion and lamb masks kids will love

Say hello to spring with cute lion and lamb masks kids will love

You know what they say about March... It comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. These adorable lion and lamb masks teach kids a little something about the weather changes this month — and are a fun and easy way to welcome spring!

Thank you for donating to our 2017 Coats 4 the Community drive

Thank you for donating to our 2017 Coats 4 the Community drive

This February, CCRC held its 1st Coats 4 the Community drive to help local children and families stay warm.

We received 500 coats, gloves, scarves and hats from members of our gracious community. The items are being distributed to individuals and families at each of CCRC's four location. 

CCRC collects and distributed donations all year round. Contact us if you have something to donate or if your family has a specific need.

Create colorful art from what you already have in your recycle bin

Create colorful art from what you already have in your recycle bin

Here’s a fun art activity that’s sure to make any kid smile! Grab some empty plastic soda and water bottles from your recycle bin and you’re ready to get started. DIY soda bottle stamping ignites kids’ imaginations by letting them explore their creative side.

Turn that paper towel roll into a sweet Valentine’s Day love bug

Turn that paper towel roll into a sweet Valentine’s Day love bug

Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like hearts, candy...and love bugs, of course! This fun Valentine’s Day craft is sure to get everyone smiling. It uses household items, like an empty paper towel roll, so you may already have everything you need to get started. Who knew a TP roll could be so cute?!

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SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

CCRC Lobbies are closed.

20001 Prairie Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

818.717.1000

Monday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ANTELOPE VALLEY

CCRC Lobbies are closed.

250 Grand Cypress Avenue
Palmdale, CA 93551

661.789.1200

Monday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SAN BERNARDINO

CCRC Lobbies are closed.

1111 East Mill Street, Suite 100
San Bernardino, CA 92408

909.384.8000

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

VICTORVILLE

CCRC Lobbies are closed.

15456 West Sage Street
Victorville, CA 92392

760.245.0770

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm