Connections For Children Overview
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Target demographics: CFC is located in Santa Monica and serves a 388 square mile region from Malibu to Redondo Beach and extending inland to Palms, Mar Vista and Westchester.
Programs: Connections For Children’s interlinked programs support children growing and learning, while their families benefit from access to child care, allowing them to continue earning.
Yearly we help over 4,500 parents locate licensed child care to meet their individual needs. About 1,000 of these families, mainly single mothers working toward self-sufficiency, receive assistance with child care expenses for over 1,450 young children.
Training and coaching programs offer a professional development framework for the early care and education workforce, serving over 250 new and seasoned child care providers annually. We also provide training for prospective child care providers, assisting them to enter the field, attain licensing, and gain knowledge and expertise.
CFC’s staff specialists deliver enriching activities directly to more than 2,500 young children at local child care sites and community parks, providing vibrant learning experiences and fostering play as the basis for learning.