Child Care Resource Center (formerly known as Work Family Resource Center will host their 12th Annual Children’s Champion Luncheon on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 11:30 to 1:15pm.
Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is a non-profit organization which has been improving the quality of child care/early learning environments, connecting parents to quality child care and educating parents and the community about the importance of quality child care as it is intrinsically linked to school preparedness for over 30 years.
We have two champions this year, an individual Champion Dr. Pam Oliver, Executive Vice President and President of Novant Physicians Network. Our organizational champion is The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Great Expectations Initiative, represented by Shenell M. Thompson, Senior Program Officer.
The Champions will be presented with the Donna Lambeth Children’s Champion Award for their commitment to children, families and early education in our community. Donna Lambeth was the founder of Work Family Resource Center and was an advocate for early education.
Ideas for feature article/background about Child Care Resource Center (CCRC): CCRC knows that being a parent can be overwhelming. Searching for Child Care adds an extra layer of stress to an already stressful situation. There are over 11 million children in some form of child care each week in the U.S. Websites like Care.com can provide a list of potential child care options, but parents may not know what to look for or what questions to ask when it comes to “quality” child care. That is where Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies come in. These agencies are located in every state, and Child Care Resource Center is the lead Child Care Resource and Referral Agency for our nine-county area (Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Yadkin, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties). Child Care searches through CCRC are free because when all children and families have access to quality child care/early learning, regardless of their income, children are better prepared for school and all communities thrive. Child Care Resource Center also has relationships with child care providers in our region and provides them with ongoing professional development and coaching opportunities, so we keep child care professionals up to date with current best practices that help children reach their full potential. CCRC also offers an “enhanced” form of child care search with employees of companies who contract with the agency to provide the child care search as a benefit to their employees, which enhances workplaces in our community and increases productivity of employees who have child care search assistance. Child Care Resource Center has many success stories to share – from both parents and child care providers. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in writing a feature article about CCRC.