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
Cora Kelly Classroom CLOSED Friday 9/25/2020
Tomorrow, September 25th, our Cora Kelly classroom will be closed. We plan on reopening on Monday, and if anything changes, we will call you and post on Class Dojo.
We are taking extra precaution to ensure all families and teachers are safe, and we lower the risk of exposure to COVID19.
There is a *possible* (not confirmed) case of COVID19 in our classroom.
We are in close contact with the Alexandria Health Department, and will keep you updated. For now, we suggest staying home to reduce additional exposure to COVID19.
We are doing everything in our power to ensure everyone in our community remains healthy.
Thank you for understanding and stay safe!
Jackie Horstmann Didio
Executive Director, CFNC
Buenos Tardes Familias,
Mañana, 25 de septiembre, nuestro aula de Cora Kelly estará cerrado. Planeamos reabrir el lunes. Si algo cambia, lo llamaremos y publicaremos en Class Dojo.
Estamos tomando precauciones adicionales para garantizar que todas las familias y maestros estén a salvo y reducimos el riesgo de exposición al COVID19.
Hay un caso * posible * (no confirmado) de COVID19 en nuestro salón de clases.
Estamos en contacto con el Departamento de Salud de Alexandria y lo mantendremos informado. Por ahora, sugerimos que quédese en casa para reducir la exposición adicional al COVID19.
Estamos haciendo todo que podemos para garantizar que todos en nuestra comunidad se mantengan saludables. Si tiene preguntas, llame a nuestra oficina. (703) 836-0214.
We need YOUR help to get Back to School!
We are getting ready for Back to School. Not only are we opening in person, but we’re also implementing a brand new virtual program. Because of COVID, the needs of our students and families have expanded and that means, we need to expand our program to meet their needs. That means, we need YOU.
Our students and their families have been hit hardest by the pandemic, which is why it’s so important as a community to step up and lift up their voices.
Show your support for our students today by donating $20, $100, $500 or any amount you can to ensure that our students are successful this year.
We are hosting a School Supply Drive!
We can’t wait to finally hear the pitter patter of students’ feet in the classroom again! But before we reopen, we need to have the supplies we need to support our students’ education. That’s why we’re inviting you to participate in our School Supply Drive, and help our students start the year off with the supplies they need to be successful.
Take a look at CFNC’s Reopen plan
CFNC is reopening! We’re taking extra precautions to make sure our children, families, and staff are safe and healthy.
We Stand United. Estamos Unidos. ባአንድነት እንቆማለን.
As a multi-cultural, multi-racial community, we acknowledge there are many different experiences with racism and we must do better for our students and families to make sure we are not perpetuating racism intentionally or unintentionally. We are a preschool filled with families who come from over 24 different countries and speak 14 different languages. 100% of our students are black and brown. These recent events impact all of our families at CFNC and we stand together with them.
CFNC Partnership with Sevatec Featured by WJLA
CFNC and Sevatec’s partnership to provide food for our families attracted the attention of local news outlet, WJLA, which featured an article about our work helping feed families in need!
CFNC Partners with Amazon to Close the Digital Divide
Through the hard work and dedication of our Advisory Council, CFNC partnered with Amazon to provide every student with a free Kindle, Kids Edition with ClassDojo already downloaded on it. Now, they can continue their education while they’re staying safe at home!
CFNC Raises $43,932 on #Spring2ACTion
On Wednesday, April 15, Alexandria came together to support our city’s incredible nonprofits on ACT for Alexandria’s 24-hour online giving event, Spring2ACTion. In 24-hours, CFNC was able to raise $43,932 to support our COVID-19 relief efforts.
Thank you to everyone who contributed and supported!
Tasteful Affairs Catering Rolls Out Meal Kit Delivery Service – Donates Part of Proceeds
Tasteful Affairs Catering, a local gourmet catering company, is rolling out a meal kit delivery service and has pledged 5% of the proceeds to be shared with The Child & Family Network Centers and The Campagna Center
Enjoy a gourmet meal from the comfort of your own home by ordering a meal kit today AND give back to two wonderful education organizations in your community.
CFNC Hands Out Over 100 Bags of Food – and more ways to get involved
Since the announcement that Alexandria City Public Schools is closed for the rest of the year, CFNC reached out to the community to collect food for our students and families. To date, we’ve already handed out over 100 bags of food and we’re just beginning!
CFNC Closes Monday and How You Can Help
It’s been quite a week for our country and community, and I hope to hear you are all safe and healthy.
ACPS is closed, and so, we will also be closing for the rest of the school year.
We are grounded in our mission at CFNC: to provide free preschool and related services to our families in their own communities. Every day, our superstar team of teachers, family support workers, and administrative team balance the health and the needs of our community. We recognize that this is an uncertain time, but we want you to know, our team is prepared for whatever comes our way.
3700 Wheeler Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
Tel: (703) 836-0214
Please make checks payable to: The Child & Family Network Centers 3700 Wheeler Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304 Learn More>>
Volunteer in the classroom, host your own fundraiser or supply drive, or join our Young Professionals Council. Learn More>>