• In this image, a fund is being established to provide financial support for child care services in Napa County. Full Text: NAPA COUNTY CHILD CARE STABILIZATION FUND

The Current Need

Addressing the lack of affordable quality child care is not a problem that will be solved on its own without additional investment, participation from the private sector, and public sector intervention. While the State of California is investing significant funding in additional child care slots, Napa County has a child care supply and workforce issue that needs to be addressed. The early care and education field struggles to attract and retain workers as many current workers are retiring, changing careers and/or moving out of State.

About the Napa County Child Care Stabilization Fund

In October 2020, the Napa County Board of Supervisors allocated $500,000 in CARES Act funding to the Napa County Child Care Stabilization Fund, established by Community Resources for Children (CRC) in Napa, California in June 2020.  The CARES funds were matched with additional contributions from First 5 Napa County, Napa Valley Community Foundation, Napa Valley Vintners, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Grants Program, Home Grown, The Freed Family Fund, the Napa Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of Napa Valley Community Foundation and made possible by the family of Isabel and Michael Mondavi, The Craig & Kathryn Hall Foundation, Travis Credit Union, Nova Group and other anonymous and individual donors for a total of more than $1,000,000.

Strengthening Parents, Caregivers & Child Care Providers

Working parents and especially essential workers are facing an extraordinary time right now.  As an essential worker, Sophia applied for and received financial assistance for child care from CRC:

A huge financial burden was taken off my shoulders knowing that I didn’t have to choose which bills to pay and I didn’t have to compromise when it came to her care.  Thanks to CRC, we were able to keep her with the same child care provider with staff that we trust to take care of her during this scary time.

Both my husband and I are essential workers and were furloughed for a while and lost income.  My husband is not able to take any time off and I worry about getting sick .The help we received from CRC gives us peace of mind that even if we get sick we will be able to pay our bills.

Sophia Johnson, mother of 14 month-old daughter

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Our Impact


Child care providers and centers supported to remain open.


Children of working families cared for by a licensed child care provider.


in business grants and emergency relief stipends provided so far.


in emergency relief supplies such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, infrared thermometers and cleaning supplies.


phone calls to child care providers to share resources and provide TA

Thank you to the Child Care Stabilization Fund Donors

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In this image, the county of Napa in California is being identified. Full Text: NAPA COUNTY CALIFORNIA
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Kaiser Permanente is providing healthcare services to the people in the image. Full Text: KAISER PERMANENTE R
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Jimmy Atkinson

Christina Hartmann

Nancy Kuhn

Geraldine Lagorio

David & Jeanine Layland

Lisa & Matt Lombardi

Melinda Mendelson

Suzanne Mullen

John & Pat Sidorski

Joe & Terri Torrano Charitable Fund

The Freed Family Fund
of Napa Valley Community Foundation

The Napa Fund
a Donor Advised Fund of
Napa Valley Community Foundation made possible by
the family of Isabel and Michael Mondavi

The Reese Family Fund
of the Community Foundation for
Monterey County

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Project She Cares

She Cares is a project by Community Resources for Children that features women in child care who nurture and care for children in our community and highlights the important role that child care plays in the early education of our children while allowing parents to remain in the workforce. The goal of the project is to celebrate and empower women child care providers and to raise awareness about the important work that they do.

CRC provides 1:1 coaching, training, workshops, playgroups and support groups for all types of child care providers. Topics covered in workshops include how to support the emotional needs of young children, building school readiness skills, how to set up environments that are developmentally appropriate and much more!  Child care providers rely on CRC for professional development and to get answers to specific questions such as challenging behaviors, developmental delays, and strategies on how to work with children of multiple ages.

2019 Production Team 
Photography: Sakhon Nhek Photography
Poster Design: Julia Allen of Folia Design
Make-up: Monica Fernandez with Napa Valley Makeup
Hairstylist: Teresa Garcia
Project Coordinator: Jacqueline Saldaña-Pimentel

A special thank you to the participating child care providers and to the Board of Directors and Staff of Community Resources for Children

Portraits of Local Child Care Providers

Maricela Aguilar

Maricela Aguilar

Mary’s Family Child Care

She Cares about children’s safety and stability

“Many of the children who attend my child care come from homes troubled by domestic violence. At first, they are hesitant to get attached to me. Eventually, we develop special connections as they spend most of the day with me and learn that the environment at my child care is safe and one of compassion, love and encouragement.”

Gloria Orozco

Gloria Orozco

Orozco Family Childcare Home

She Cares about providing child care with an open heart and with open arms

“I wanted to become a teacher, but I never had the resources to do it, so I am proud to be a child care provider, which is different than a sitter, because in my child care, children benefit from having routines and I use a curriculum that prepares them for school and life.”

Julia Rodriguez

Julia Rodriguez

Rodriguez Family Childcare Home

She Cares for children with love and respect.

“Being a child care provider is in many ways like any other job, with rules and schedules. However, the difference is that you are shaping human beings. That is why I treat all the children like family.”

Erica Salinas

Erica Salinas

My Little World of Fun Daycare

She Cares that children feel safe, loved and cared for

¨Having a child care that provides love,care and a safe environment is extremely important to me as most of the children are with me for 9 hours each day. When children are absent, I miss seeing their faces, I miss their voices.”

Rachell Solis

Rachell Solis

Nahar Montessori

She Cares about supporting children’s individual emotional needs

“I decided to become a child care provider because I realized that I couldn’t change the world, but I could change my community.”

Lourdes Solorio

Lourdes Solorio

Lulu’s Family Daycare

She Cares about getting to know each child individually

“One of the biggest rewards is when the children I cared for come back to visit me as teenagers.”

Jacqueline Wisniewski

Jacqueline Wisniewski

Soaring Wings LLC

She Cares about raising happy and healthy children

“My hardships growing up taught me how important it is during the early years of life to provide continuity and consistency of care for children. This is what I try to bring to my community; continuity of care and love. It is a great privilege to serve the Napa Community.”


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