• See What’s Been Happening This Summer at CFNC!

    August 10, 2018 Anna Shults
    A lot has been happening at CFNC this summer. From reinstating our summer program, to planning the first annual Relay for Pre-K event, needless to say we’ve been pretty busy. Here are some of the things we’ve been up to this summer in case you missed it! Summer Program This summer, CFNC had enough funding to reinstate a Summer Program for some of our students who needed a little extra help before entering kindergarten. We kept them busy this summer! They visited the Smithsonian Air and Space museum, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the US Botanic Gardens,…
  • CFNC – one of the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s Best Nonprofits – Featured on NBC4 Washington

    July 31, 2018 Anna Shults
    The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) was recognized by the 2018-2019 Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of the best charities in the DC area. Our comprehensive early education program and health and family services set us apart as leaders in preschool education in the city of Alexandria. This past Sunday, CFNC was featured on NBC4 Washington with Erika Gonzales where Executive Director, Lisa Carter, discussed CFNC’s program and the importance of a high-quality early education for low income children. “Early childhood education is essential because kids’ brains are developing so much between 0-5. Studies show that if they have…
  • The Child & Family Network Centers Holds Annual School Supply Drive

    July 24, 2018 Maggie K
    For Immediate Release July 24, 2018 Contact: Maggie Klefstad Tel: 7038360214 Email: mklefstad@cfnc-online.org The Child & Family Network Centers Holds Annual School Supply Drive Support early education in Alexandria by making sure 138 kids have the supplies they need Alexandria, VA – The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) is holding its annual School Supply Drive during the summer months before the start of the new school year on September 5, 2018. CFNC is collecting hundreds of school supplies to stock our 8 pre-kindergarten classrooms across the city of Alexandria. These supplies will give 138 disadvantaged children what they need…
  • Five Easy Ways to Raise Money for your Relay for Pre-K Team

    July 20, 2018 Anna Shults
    So, you’ve started your Relay for Pre-K team or joined as an individual (thank you so much), but you’re struggling to raise money for your team. You don’t know how to get started, you feel weird asking people for money… Fundraising SOUNDS intimidating, but it’s really not as scary as it sounds (we promise!). CFNC’s Board Member and Relay for Pre-K team captain, Kyle Moore, shares some five easy ways you can start raising money for your Relay for Pre-K team today! 1. Use social media and emails I’ve seen so many friends have a lot of success by using…
  • CFNC Reintroduces a Summer Program for 24 Kids

    July 3, 2018 Anna Shults
    This summer, CFNC is proud to reintroduce our summer program to help 24 students gain the skills they need to enter kindergarten in the fall. CFNC originally shut down our summer program a few years ago due to a lack of funding. However, thanks to The City of Alexandria, and additional support from The Alexandria West Rotary Club for summer supplies, CFNC was able to open up our Wheeler location. An extension of what they learn over the school year, CFNC’s program is designed to give our students academic, social, and emotional support over the summer. Summer programs also reduce…
  • The Child & Family Network Centers Launches New Relay for Pre-K Event

    June 27, 2018 Lisa Carter
    For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018 Contact: Maggie Klefstad Tel: 703-836-0214 ext 238 Email: mklefstad@cfnc-online.org The Child & Family Network Centers Launches New Relay for Pre-K Event Family-friendly event to support early childhood education opportunities in Alexandria Alexandria, VA — The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) announces the launch of its inaugural ‘Relay for Pre-K’ to be hosted on September 22nd, 2018 at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Upper School campus. Registration to walk is free. Participants who raise more than $100 will receive an event t-shirt. To learn more or to register, visit www.cfnc-online.org. The three-mile walk will…
  • CFNC Says Goodbye to 138 Students

    June 21, 2018 Anna Shults
    This week marks the end of CFNC’s 2017-2018 preschool program, as our 138 students graduate from CFNC to head to kindergarten in the fall. CFNC is a ten-month program, and before starting at CFNC, many of our students have never been inside of a classroom. CFNC’s preschool program helps kids develop the social-emotional, cognitive and motor skills needed for kindergarten. On average, our students show developmental gains almost two levels above general kindergarten readiness based on their assessments. Check back in a few weeks to find out exactly how our kids did this year. (To read last year’s impact report,…
  • Passage of Increase in Virginia Preschool Initiative Funding Positive for CFNC, Alexandria’s At-risk Youth

    June 7, 2018 Maggie K
    For Immediate Release: June 7, 2018 Contact: Frances Reimers Tel: 202-731-2649 Email: frances@yourfirestarter.com Alexandria, VA — The Child & Family Network Centers applauds the bill recently passed by the Virginia Assembly to increase funding for the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) to help early childhood education providers offer more robust services to low-income families. The $4.6 million increase will mean an additional allocation of $201 per student for a total of $6,326 per student. “Anytime we can open our doors to even one more child it is a win,” said Lisa Carter, Executive Director, CFNC. “Studies have consistently shown the long-term…
  • The Child & Family Network Centers Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

    June 6, 2018 Anna Shults
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For the nonprofit: Maggie Klefstad mklefstad@cfnc-online.org 703-836-0214 ext 238 For the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Fatima Najiy fnajiy@cfp-dc.org 202-955-6538 The Child & Family Network Centers Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) was selected by the Catalogue for Philanthropy to be part of its Class of 2018-19. CFNC has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of more than120 experts in the local philanthropic field, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are…
  • Van Metre Companies Adopts CFNC’s 3801 Classroom

    May 29, 2018 Lisa Carter
    CFNC is proud to announce the Van Metre Companies’ sponsorship of our 3801 classroom through our Adopt-a-Classroom program. CFNC’s model is to be in the community we serve in order to make school accessible to all families. Our 3801 classroom is located at 3801 Mount Vernon Avenue in the Tenant & Workers Building. With new floors, a fresh coat of paint, and a little bit of magic, this store-front-esque space has been converted into a warm pre-kindergarten classroom where high quality education and learning occurs on a regular basis. Thanks to Van Metre Companies for supporting this class! Based locally…