Children's Voice - June 2018
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FIRST 5 Hosts Community Briefing at The Health Trust FRC
FRC Programs Help Local Children Thrive
“My family and I acknowledge the contributions of the FRC that benefit the community, families, and children. We would like to see these programs continue to help families and children who need it.”
- Maria, FRC grandparent
Maria brings her grandchildren to the Rita Chavez-Medina Family Resource Center (FRC) in San Jose, a place where children, parents, and caregivers can learn and grow together. Her first grandchild graduated from the center and is thriving in kindergarten. He is recognized for his self-esteem and knowledge by his teachers.
Maria has continued to participate in the parenting workshops at the FRC. Additionally, she also brings her other grandson to participate in the programs and activities designed for young learners. She remains grateful for the contributions that volunteers and staff at the center utilize to support families and ensure children are healthy and prepared for school.
San Miguel FRC Hosts Raising a Reader Celebration
Last month, a celebration was held to acknowledge the work of families and their children who completed a 16-week Raising A Reader workshop at the San Miguel Family Resource Center in Sunnyvale.
Throughout the workshop, parents learned about the importance of building book-sharing routines and practiced book bag rotations in weekly book borrowing at the FRC. Additionally, participants left the workshop with the tools to connect with local libraries to ensure that families maintained the habit of borrowing and sharing books. Parents, caregivers, and their children were awarded completion certificates and blue reading bags to continue the habit of book borrowing at local libraries.
SEEDS of Learning for Family Child Care Home Providers
SEEDS is a nationally recognized curriculum in which family child care providers learn invaluable skills to create quality early learning and literacy-rich family home environments. The SEEDS of Learning Workshops for Family Child Care Providers includes three components: group workshops, on-site coaching, and assessments. Eligible participants must be licensed, have five or more children in their care, be willing to participate in coaching sessions, and must be teaching children 70% of the time. The first SEEDS workshop will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018. If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in the SEEDS program this year, click to fill out the form below.
Educare FRC Hosts Dia de las Madres Celebration
On Thursday, May 10th, community members hosted a celebration for Dia de las Madres at the Educare FRC for over 280 families, children, and grandparents. During the event, staff presented Presidential Service Awards to community members who volunteered over 100 hours of their time within the last year.