You Can Help

The latest information on infant brain development has proven what we at CFC have known for years; that abuse and neglect during the first three years of life can permanently affect a child’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development, limiting his/her ability to succeed in adulthood. Homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment, violence, poverty, poor parenting skills and lack of affordable quality child care place untold stress children and families. CFC’s program of high quality infant/toddler care is designed to maximize each child’s development and well-being through consistency of routines, strong bonds with caregivers, and a secure, safe, and supportive environment. Once quality child care services are in place, parents have the opportunity to begin to address the circumstances which have led to their child/children becoming at risk, such as unemployment, homelessness, lack of job skills, abuse of drugs/alcohol, or the need for counseling or parent education.

Donations - Children & Family Circle (CFC) relies on grants and donations to provide much-needed child care and support services for eligible families. Current funding enables us to serve about 125 children each year; however there are still hundreds of children waiting for our care. Your tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated and directly benefit the children and families we serve throughout the year.

You may also support us at your workplace by selecting Children & Family Circle to receive your donations during the annual Employee Giving Campaign through United Way.

Book Club – According to a recent literacy study “61% of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for children. As a result, direct access to books is extremely limited for these children – a fact that significantly impacts their education, growth and development, as well as their sense of creativity and imagination.” Our goal is to provide every enrolled child and their siblings, with new books. These books are accompanied by information for parents on the importance of reading to kids. We are currently taking donations of new children’s books (or monetary donations for the purchase of new books) for our reading enrichment program. “Board” books for babies, as well as simple storybooks and books in Spanish are especially useful. It’s never too early to start reading to a child!

Board of Directors – CFC’s Board of Directors is a lively group of local business and community members committed to improving the lives of young children. The board currently meets once a month during lunch. If you have an interest in joining us, please contact our Executive Director email (For a list of current board member, click here.)

CFC relies on grants and donations to provide much-needed subsidized child care for eligible families.

 

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Children & Family Circle
1410 Guerneville Rd. Suite 1
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone: (707) 544-4653
Fax: (707) 544-5032
E-mail: cindy@cfckids.org