• Denis

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    When Denis started in CFNC’s Birchmere classroom, his teachers and social worker immediately noticed red flags in his behavior. He was aggressive with other students, refused to share, and threw fits when his teachers tried to give him directions. Denis was placed in a social skills group led by a CFNC social worker. Denis met with a CFNC social worker weekly in a group setting to work on understanding and finding words to express his feelings. Elsa, Denis’ mother attended a mother’s support group offered weekly at CFNC. Now, Denis takes directions well, uses his words, follows the classroom routine,…
  • Meet Maria

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    An immigrant from Belize with three daughters, she unexpectedly became a single mother while her four-year-old was attending CFNC. We helped her access emergency funds, create a budget, secure part-time jobs and find support through our Mothers Group. Although it is still a struggle, now she fully supports her family.
  • Meet Nancy & Alfredo

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    When CFNC first met Nancy and Alfredo, their finances were unstable and the family was struggling. Nancy was unemployed and Alfredo’s work hours were reduced. Through CFNC’s job placement services, Nancy fulfilled her dream to become a preschool teacher and Alfredo found steady work. Three of their children graduated from CFNC and are now thriving in elementary and middle school.
  • Rebecca

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    Rebecca was born in Sierra Leone and came to the United States on a Lottery Visa about eight years ago to start a new life, progress professionally and provide for her family back in Sierra Leone. Rebecca first became involved with CFNC when her eldest son was enrolled at our preschool. During that year she built a strong relationship with her CFNC Social Worker. With her support, Rebecca was able to maintain her job as a single mother while she had her second son; she bought herself a car, began studying for her nursing degree and moved into her own…
  • Brenda

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    Betty, a 30-year-old mother of two from Guatemala, speaks no English and never made it past primary school. Her son, Daniel, began preschool at CFNC at the age of three. His teachers noticed behavioral red flags and Daniel joined a behavioral skills group lead by a CFNC social worker. In his second year at CFNC, the social worker referred Daniel to Child Find, which resulted in an IEP with accommodations for speech, language, and developmental issues. During this period Betty gave birth to her second child and was soon informed they would be evicted for having another child. Betty’s CFNC…
  • The Naz Family

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    Being a stranger in a strange land can be a very disorienting and isolating experience. The Naz family, like many new Americans, arrived in the United States and found themselves without a community to call their own. Thousands of miles from family and friends, the family finally found the Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) and were able to enroll both of their children in our program. Saima, the mother, immediately enrolled in the CFNC’s Family Support Services. Social Workers helped the parents identify goals and establish functional plans to meet their objectives. Saima also enrolled in CFNC’s ESL classes…
  • Meet Nkunzi

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    Nkunzi Rukundo unexpectedly lost her job. This single mom of four from Africa didn’t know where to turn for help. She had been living in the United States for 10 years and friends told her about The Child and Family Network Centers. When she enrolled her child in our preschool, she met with one of our social workers, Linda Nsiah, during a home visit. Linda explained all of the services CFNC offers and based on the rapport Linda built, Nkunzi felt comfortable enough to let her know that she had recently lost her job as a home health aide because…
  • Meet Kim

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    “We are able to relate to the families. Teachers here really want to help, so they work hard to learn what families are going through” says Kim Moten, a former CFNC mother and a CFNC teacher for 25 years. In fact, 75% of our teachers are former mothers of CFNC students, women who – with our help – successfully sought higher levels of education and training to become certified educators.
  • Meet Jose

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    Jose, the child of immigrants from El Salvador with full time jobs, had no English language skills and regularly threw tantrums in the classroom. After one year at CFNC, Jose is speaking English in full sentences, loves to come to school, and enjoys playing with the dinosaurs and building blocks. His improved behavior, language acquisition and increased parental support have set him up to succeed in the English-only public kindergarten he will attend in the fall.
  • Xavier

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    When Nancy came to CFNC she had already taken her four-year-old son, Xavier, to the Children’s Hospital for developmental and behavioral evaluations. A CFNC social worker began meeting with Xavier, alone and in a behavior skills group. Nancy also met with the social worker for individual counseling. CFNC helped Xavier through an evaluation with Child Find, and supported Nancy through Xavier’s diagnoses. Xavier recently graduated preschool, and entered Kindergarten on-par with his peers.