To provide caring, high quality, free education and related services to children and families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare and empower them for success in school and life.
Children living in poverty who don’t attend a high- quality preschool are:
more likelyto dropout of school.
more likelyto become a teen parent.
more likelyto be placed in
more likelyto never attend college.
more likely to be arrested
for a violent crime.
* Source: Center for American Progress
CFNC Welcomes a New Executive Director
The Child & Family Network Centers’ is please to announce that Jacquelyn Horstmann Didio has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Didio will officially assume the position on February 3rd, 2020.
CFNC Receives Grant to Develop a Racial Equity in Early Learning Plan
CFNC is so proud to have been one of the grantees for ACT for Alexandria’s Capacity Building grants to develop a Racial Equity in Early Learning Plan, centering those impacted by racial inequalities, to ensure that we are providing a safe, welcoming, multi-cultural space for every family.
Save the Date: CFNC’s Annual Spring Benefit is May 1
CFNC’s Spring Benefit is on May 1, 2020 at 7PM. With gourmet food, amazing cocktails, and a luxurious live and silent auction, this is going to be an event you won’t want to miss.
Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the most popular events in Alexandria!
Whole Foods Partners with CFNC to Make a Big Impact
CFNC has been chosen as the beneficiary of Whole Foods’ “Nickels for Nonprofits” program! From now until June 1, 2020, bring your reusable bag to the Whole Foods on Duke Street and a nickel will be automatically donated to CFNC. Now you can buy your groceries AND change lives – what could be better?
Where: Whole Foods Market – 1700 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
When: Now until June 1, 2020
How: Bag your groceries with your reusable bag
Why: Alexandria’s low-income children deserve a high-quality early education that will set them up for success in school and in life!
Questions? Contact Anna Shults at email@example.com or (703) 836-0214 ext. 227
CFNC Opens Two Classrooms in Alexandria’s West End
On October 26, CFNC celebrated the grand opening of two brand new classrooms in Alexandria’s West End.
CFNC is Featured in the Zebra!
The Zebra Press, Alexandria’s source for local news, has featured CFNC’s work in the community in their latest issue. Read more about how our work is giving children the boost they need by clicking the link below.
Read our 2018 Annual Report and Strategic Plan!
Our Annual Report for the 2017-2018 school year is here along with our three year Strategic Plan. Read through to see the impact of your support and how your support will help propel us toward a brighter future.
CFNC and Alexandria chosen as grantee of Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
Congratulations Alexandria for being chosen as one of only six grantees by the Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF), and Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), to receive funding for innovative approaches to expanding access to high-quality preschool for at-risk children in Alexandria. We are excited to work with our community partners – The City of Alexandria Virginia, Alexandria City Public Schools, The Campagna Center, Bruhn Morris Foundation, Creative Play School, ALIVE CDC and ACT for Alexandria – to help more at risk children access early education in our community.
3700 Wheeler Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
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