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Our first “Talk Read Sing Bilingual Playgroup” was a hit!

A big shout out to our wonderfully creative Education Specialists who organized an engaging and entertaining playgroup around the story of The Three Little Pigs, including a bilingual puppet show! Themes will vary every month so make sure you have the dates on your calendar – first Wednesday of every month from 9:30 to 11 AM in the Toy Library and Early Learning Center!

Bilingual Playgroup/Grupo Bilingüe de Juego

Sobre el grupo de juego:
Únase a nosotros para aprender sobre la importancia de hablar, leer y cantar con su hijo pequeño. Participe en canciones bilingües, rimas, cuentos, juegos de títeres y proyectos creativos.
Edades para el grupo: niños de 0 a 5 años y sus cuidadores.
Adecuado para: Familias, cuidadores y proveedores de cuidado infantil con un enfoque especial en proveedores informales como abuelos, tíos, hermanos, niñeras, vecinos y amigos.
Tipo de clase: Abierta (no se requiere inscripción previa) se requiere la participación del cuidador.
Para más información:
Contacte a Paula Schaefer: (707) 253-0376 x 111
La campaña Hablar es Enseñar: Habla Lee Canta es una marca registrada de Too Small to Fail. Más información disponible aquí:
About the playgroup
Join us to learn about the importance of talking reading and singing with your young child. Participate in bilingual songs, rhymes, story time, puppet play and creative projects.
Age Group: Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers.
Suitable for: families, caregivers and child care providers with a special focus on supporting informal providers such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, nannies, neighbors and friends.
Class type: Drop-in (no need to pre-register).Caregiver participation is required.
For more information
Contact Lindi Gallagher at or call (707) 253-0376 x110
**The Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing campaign is a registered trademark of Too Small to Fail. More information here:**

Please join us for a Hot Topic Conversation!

A Hot Topic Conversation: Navigating the Screen Scene with Young Children

Please join Community Resources for Children for this one of a kind conversation with special guest Anne Sutkowi-Hemstreet (First 5 Napa and Weathervane Consulting). Anne has a Master of Public Health from UCLA with specializations in behavioral sciences and health education/health promotion. She has many years of experience providing parent education around body image and media literacy. She also has a personal interest in the screen time discussion now that she’s navigating the screen scene with her toddler and another on the way.

Parents, caregivers, child care providers, and other adults involved in supporting children’s development are invited to join us for a free and open to the community “Hot Topic Conversation” about young children and screen time.  Join us for this opportunity to:

  • Learn about the latest recommendations and research on screen time
  • Talk with others about the pros and cons of screen time
  • Share ideas about healthy approaches to screen time for families.

 Seating is limited for this event, so please register today. Spanish interpretation will be available, and refreshments will be provided. Please call (707) 253-0376 x101 for more information.


Una Conversación sobre temas candentes: Navegando la Escena de la Pantalla con Niños Pequeños

Por favor acompañe a Community Resources for Children durante una conversación única con la invitada especial Anne Sutkowi-Hemstreet (First 5 Napa and Weathervane Consulting). Anne cuenta con una Maestría en Salud Pública de UCLA con especializaciones en ciencias del comportamiento y educación para la salud / promoción de la salud. Ella tiene varios años de experiencia educando a padres sobre la imagen corporal y la enseñando el efecto de los medios de comunicación.  Ahora que Anne es madre de un hijo pequeño y tiene otro en camino y está navegando por la escena de la pantalla con su hijo, ella tiene un interés personal en la discusión sobre el tiempo de la pantalla.

 Invitamos a los padres de familia, cuidadores, proveedores de cuidado infantil y otros adultos que participan en apoyar el desarrollo infantil a acompañarnos en una “Conversación sobre temas candentes” acerca de niños pequeños y tiempo de pantalla.  Esta oportunidad está disponible a toda la comunidad y es completamente gratuita. Acompáñenos y:

  • Aprendasobre las últimas recomendaciones e investigacionessobre el tiempo de pantalla
  • Hable con otros sobre los pros y los contras del tiempo frente a la pantalla
  • Compartaideas sobre enfoques saludables para el tiempo de pantalla para las familias.

 El cupo es limitado para este evento, así que por favor regístrese hoy mismo. Habrá interpretación en español y se proveerán bocadillos. Para obtener más información, llame al (707) 253-0376 x101


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! THANK YOU all for your support this Giving Season! With your help, we reached our goal of $10,000+ raised for school readiness program enrollment for underserved families and early learning supplies for economically disadvantaged children. Your donation through the Napa Valley Give Guide was doubled thanks to our generous Board of Directors! Thanks to you more children will be able to reach for the stars this year!

40th Anniversary Celebration at CRC’s Toy Library

More than 60 donors, supporters, partners, families, child care providers, volunteers, current and former board members, and community members attended Thanks-4-Giving, Community Resources for Children’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in the Toy Library and Early Learning Center on November 28th, 2018.

The appreciation event was also a reunion for former staff, board members and community members working in the field of early learning. Carole Kent, the founding board member of Community Resources for Children (CRC) was honored and acknowledged for being a pioneer in emphasizing the importance of “quality” child care 40 years ago, a vision that helps guide CRC to this day.  Former Executive Director, Diana Short, was honored for her 20 years of leading the organization, and Leslie Gevurtz, current Board Chair, was honored for her commitment, dedication and contributions to CRC. Finally, Senator Bill Dodd thanked CRC for 40 years of outstanding service by presenting a resolution co-signed by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry. A representative from Congressman Mike Thompson’s office presented a Congressional Record Statement in honor of the 40th Anniversary.  Almost $10,000 was raised from event sponsors and donors for school readiness and parent-child engagement programs in the Toy Library and Early Learning Center.

We are thankful for our donors, board members, partner organizations, volunteers, child care providers and families and all those who attended our 40th Anniversary Celebration. A special thank you to our event sponsors and new and continued donors. We would also like to thank Congressman Mike Thompson, Senator Bill Dodd, and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry for the recognition in honor of our 40th Anniversary. READ MORE

Join us for CRC ‘s 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Join CRC for No Sweet Trick-or-Treat on October 31, 2018

Bring your children, come in costume, and trick-or-treat (for non-food/candy items) at Community Resources for Children! Children who participate will trick-or-treat through our building, vote for their favorite decorated pumpkin, and enjoy some spooky stories.

New Hours at the Toy Library and Early Learning Center

33 Children received glasses through partnership with Vision to Learn

In June we partnered with Vision to Learn to provide free eye exams and glasses to children in need. More than 67 children were screened and 33 children received free eyeglasses. We are so pleased that these children were able to receive new glasses before the start of school because we know that good vision is essential to learning.  We were delighted when one little boy put his new glasses on and exclaimed, “I can see better!” Thank you Vision to Learn and a special thanks to the Wayne Grey Wilson Foundation for sponsoring this event.