What happens to children matters, not only to them as individuals and their immediate family, but to the neighborhoods they live in, the schools they will attend, the community they will eventually work in, and the body politic itself.
Your donation today will enable us to provide parents and caregivers with the skills and resources to nurture and support the developing child.
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Contribute financially in many different ways:
- Support or attend an upcoming event.
- Designate your United Way gift to Child & Family Resources and encourage your coworkers to do the same (Code #005598).
- Given in honor or memory of a special person in your life.
- Ask your company about their Matching Gift Program and double the impact of your gift.
- Give a Planned Gift today in appreciated assets, annuities, or living trust.
- Introduce us to your Family, Corporate, or Community Foundation.
Your generous gift to Child & Family Resources provides the much-needed resources to expand programs and services for our entire community. If you wish to focus your contribution, may we suggest our three core services areas:
Child Care Resource & Referral (R&R):
We engage and partner with parents, child care professionals, and the community to ensure that all families have access to a nurturing, motivating, and inspiring early care and education system for their children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and at out-of-time school-age programs. Services include: Child care referrals and consumer education, and child care quality improvement initiatives.
Violence & Abuse Prevention:
Prevention of violence against children, youth, and adults begins with each of us as adults, parents, caregivers, and teachers. Child & Family Resources offers a range of programs and services to reduce violence in the lives of children, including ACT Against Violence Initiative, Partnering with Parents, and the Greater Morris Area Diaper Bank.
Strengthening Families Through Early Care & Education Initiative: Is an approach to preventing child abuse and neglect by supporting families through childcare programs. The Center for the Study of Social Policy developed the framework for Strengthening Families through Early Care and Education Initiative. The fundamental principle is that certain protective factors contribute towards family resiliency and strength. Early Care and Education Centers play a prominent role in building these protective factors among the families they serve. Through seven key strategies, centers become well positioned to help families build these protective factors that have proven to be effective in preventing child abuse and neglect.
Holiday Giving for Community Families:For many the holidays are a time for joy, reflection, and family fun. The holiday season reminds us of the predicament low wage earning families face of not earning enough to provide for their families. A single parent earning $10.00 an hour has little left after paying rent, groceries, and child care tuition. YOU can help create a holiday memory for a family in need. Join our Holiday Giving collaboration and join us in collecting toys to support some of the Morris County families Child & Family Resources serves.
Color Me Healthy: The Color Me Healthy Program is an early childhood obesity prevention initiative. Childhood overweight and obesity in the US has more than doubled among our preschool children age 2 to 5. Child & Family Resources provides training in the Color Me Healthy curriculum, a preschool curriculum developed to reduce childhood overweight & obesity.
Recent research clearly documents that early childhood teaching is complex and demands specific skills—clearly not babysitting! No matter how quality manifests itself, it is inextricably linked to caregiver training and education. The more training, both formal and specialized education caregivers have, the more skilled they are at helping young children thrive and achieve their potential. Services include our annual Fall Conference and year round seminars for New Jersey educators.
- Professional Development: