Early Care and Education Programs

The Children & Family Resource Center directly touches the lives of nearly 2,500 Henderson County residents a year through programs and services and indirectly, 3,000 children through early childhood professionals. Among the many issues that affect our children in our community are: poverty, child abuse and neglect, teen pregnancy, the need for quality and affordable childcare, early onset of behavioral issues and developmental delays.

Our programs provide support and services to families in need,
helping to alleviate some of these issues.

Childcare Resource & Referral Service

Helps child care facilities maintain or improve the quality of child care through professional advisement, on-site technical assistance, and trainings in 9 topic areas that encompass: classroom learning environments, health and safety of children, interactions between teacher and child, developmentally appropriate practices and program management.

Once Upon a Time

Volunteers read with small groups of children in full-day preschool programs. Volunteers show children how much fun reading can be, provide positive reading experience and model interactive read aloud strategies. This helps children begin to develop a deeper understanding and love of books.

Early Childhood Workforce Development Program

The Early Childhood Workforce Development Program addresses the shortage of early childhood teachers and child care slots by removing financial barriers, providing on the job training, and giving participants an opportunity to use these skills in early childhood classrooms as a substitute.

Early Learning Center

Provides developmentally appropriate educational materials for teaching and engaging young children.

PREP Program

Prepares children for successful learning through early detection of developmental delays. Every year CFRC trained educators screen more than 1,100 children.

Child Care Health Consultant

Find out more about our Child Care Health Consultant program.