• Moten Family

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    For 25 years, Kim Moten has taught preschool at The Child and Family Network Centers. CFNC’s founder, Barbara Mason, first met Kim when her two daughters, Kendra and Erika, were students at CFNC. It was Barbara who got Kim interested in teaching preschool. Kim started as an assistant teacher, and began taking classes toward a teaching degree. Kim believes the high number of parents who have become CFNC teachers demonstrates the reach and power of CFNC’s programs. She says, “We are able to relate to the families. Teachers here really want to help, so they work hard to improve families’…
  • CFNC Alumni Thriving in Middle School

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    Two former CFNC students, Melanie and Amy, are now thriving in middle school. When Melanie started school, she was very shy and almost never spoke, even at home. After a few weeks of school, Melanie began talking, in both English and Spanish. Every afternoon she began telling her mother about what she learned that day. Amy also loved CFNC. She adored her teachers and took an interest in science lessons. Today both girls are straight A students. Melanie is in 8th grade and Amy is in 6th grade. Melanie is in honors classes and won a writing award last year.…
  • Help for a Struggling Learner

    June 6, 2016 IT Developement
    Esly is one of those children you immediately fall in love with the minute you see her smile. But from the smile on her face, you wouldn’t know she is struggling with her words. Esly’s mother had been concerned about her daughter’s speech and language delays for quite some time but did not know where to turn. In a one-on-one consultation with CFNC’s Director of Family Support Services, Esly’s mother expressed her worries about her daughter’s speech and language delays. The solution was a referral to Child Find, Alexandria’s public school support system. Esly will now receive early intervention services…
  • CFNC Wins Nonprofit Leadership Award

    May 23, 2016 IT Developement
    We are honored to announce that CFNC was awarded the Leadership Fairfax Nonprofit Leadership Award! At CFNC we strive every day to embody exemplary leadership – in our interactions with our community partners, with the students and families we serve, and with each other. We are grateful and humbled to be recognized, especially when we know that there are so many other truly inspiring organizations leading the way all over Fairfax county. A whole-hearted congratulations to the other award winners as well! - Trustee Leadership Award: Dr. Charles Thomas, Jr., Project Leader, LMI - Nonprofit Leadership Award, Individual: Eileen Ellsworth,…
  • CFNC’s Young Professionals Council

    May 23, 2016 IT Developement
    On Wednesday, May 18th a new program at CFNC was born as our Young Professionals Council voted in their leadership board for this upcoming year. Our Young Professionals Council is a dynamic group of individuals striving to make CFNC a leading presence in Alexandria, synonymous with educational quality and social equity. Each one serving on the council has a primary motivation to be involved with other young professionals, the passion to work with others interested in charitable work, and the desire to connect to the broader secular community. The common theme among our YPC members is passion. They have a…
  • Adopt – a – Classroom

    May 23, 2016 IT Developement
    “Look what I got!” exclaimed The Child and Family Network Centers’ (CFNC) preschooler Yorleney, as she opened her new backpack stuffed with school supplies, a book and a toy. Last year, CFNC in partnership with several companies and community volunteers, provided 150 low-income four-year-olds in Alexandria with backpacks as part of our first annual Backpacks for Brighter Futures program. In 2015, several corporate sponsors made it a year to remember with their special gift of $5,000 making programs like this possible. This year we are looking to expand our reach and partnerships! With the 2016-2017 school year about to begin,…