The Prince Georges Child Resource Center (PGCRC)has trained and supported the Greenway staff for years and I look forward to many more years of training opportunities with them. 2020 and covid-19 have been difficult for all but it has hit child care professionals extremely hard. The PGCRC staff has been a life saver to many professionals in the county. They have provided support, guidance and love during these trying times along with keeping us informed on funding opportunities, virtual trainings, advocacy and much needed mental health checks. Keep up the amazing work and I look forward to thanking you in person when it is safe to do so.
I just love the PG Resource Center. Everyone down to Jodi, Paul, Sheila, Yenny, and Jennifer are great professionals who are always available as a reference or resource to us. I am so grateful for this organization, they provide interactive Director's coffee's, annual childcare conferences, and monthly training for educators. I would definitely rate them 20/10 with the wealth of knowledge and expertise they all have. In addition, I will continue to use their services and would recommend them to any childcare program, provider, and/or ECE professional.
Prince George's Child Resource Center does such outstanding, impressive work for their community and creates such powerful relationships that achieve lasting change in Prince George's County. They are excellent at what they do and they have blown me away, time and time again, when I hear about what they are doing and what they've accomplished.
They have supported us in many different ways by providing resources, human capital, and knowledge to support our existing programs. They continue to do so in many different areas and are a staple in our childcare community.
I find the Prince George's Child Resource Center, Inc provides high quality services to the Early Childhood Education community in the county. The staff genuinely cares about the work they are doing with those they are serving. Their commitment to improving the quality of the Early Childhood Education system in the county.
Learning about and becoming Sefel Certified is life changing for me in how I view, care for and respond to the children that I teach, my own family/children and my community!
I will never be the same and I know my work and life will flourish as a result of the Prince George’s Child Resource Center Inc.
So grateful my Director Mrs. Miller at Little Smiling Faces Day Care Center signed me up for Sefel!
I'm pleased to say that my family and I have been involved with Prince George's Child Resource Center for the past 9 years. Initially, as a child care provider, PGCRC provided supportive services to my Program and families. As a provider, I took a majority of my continuing education through them. For the past 5 years, I've had the honor to serve on the Board of Directions. We have provided support to the families accessing services through the Holiday Helper program and volunteering in the Early Childhood Classroom at the Family Support Center.
I've worked with Prince George's Child Resource Center for the past 7+ years. First as a provider who was able to take a number of courses for my continuing education. I received services in my business to help children and families through the WIN program as well. For the past 3 years, I have serviced on the Board of Directors and I'm honored to do so.
The best group and non-profit organization who cares for the families and children of the immigrant community! This organization makes a difference in Prince George's County with committed staff who values the empowerment and education of children and families in general. Thank you for all you do and for keeping our children and families in a safe and learning environment.
We are very blessed to have a committed group of people that empower women and educate toddlers in both languages, English/Spanish. I had the honored to work and serve as a Board Member with Adelphi/Langley Park Family Support Service under the leadership of Danitza Simpson. Since the first day I met this group, which has been more than 10 years, they have impressed me with the dedication to provide a safe and healthy environment to parent and children's, as well as opportunities to expose them to trips and visit places that they may have never known about it. We have partnered and adopted families for Thanksgiving and Christmas occasions making the families comfortable, loved and safe. This organization serves low income immigrant families and continues to lead women to success. Very proud to be part of this Advisory Board Group of more than 30 people who work together for the benefit of the underserved population in Prince George's County, MD.
Great group working not only for the populations they serve, but also to unite the community as a whole by collaborating with other organizations and sharing resources.
I am really not sure what I would have done without the support of the Prince George’s County Resource Center. My son was going through a very difficult time in his daycare and the resources and support the resource gave me helped me to make the best decision about his mental health. Our consultant, Taylor, was by my side helping me to advocate for my son. If I didn’t have the support from the resource center I don’t think I would have had thee resources or information to make the best decisions. This is an absolutely amazing program!
One of the best non profits in Prince George's County. The Best for Training, the best for Family support services.
I highly recommend the Prince George's Child Resource Center as a trainer of child care providers and a provider of services to vulnerable families and their children. The organization is very well managed, impactful, and collaborative. PGCRC makes a significant difference in the lives of children and their families, as well as the Prince George's County community.
Prince George's Child Resource Center is having an amazing impact on vulnerable children and their families. It provides high quality training for child care providers and is working with refugees and other low-income parents to help them get on their feet and be self-sufficient. I highly recommend this organization!
This Amazing Organization does so much for the community in Prince George’s County.
Prince George’s Child Resource Center assists in creating healthy and nurturing environments for children by supporting their families and educating their caregivers. The partnership with Healthy Families also bridges the gaps in these types of nurturing experiences and lessons that will help our children everyday.
As the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Prince George’s Child Resource Center, Inc, we work tirelessly to ensure the financial and business acumen of the organization remains solvent. We do so much to provide impact in the community and our job is to continue to govern accordingly and grow the support of the community and team members. These team members are some of the most dedicated people I know that come to work daily smiling and ready to go the extra mile!
This is a great organization to work for. The PGCRC staff is talented, driven, and passionate about their vision for Prince George’s County. The organization is continuously looking for ways to serve families while always looking for ways to improve the experience for their employees as well. I am honored to be part of this team.
The training that is offered is relevant and current. They keep the sessions informative as well fun. They are able to go out to different centers and work with teachers, aides, and directors with the training they need too. They give you tools to better perform in the classrooms. Paul, Laura and Jodi have been helpful in supporting all aspects of the child care industry. The trainings at the White Mansion, and the Resource Center help keep this field going strong and current in regulations that change or are new.
Prince George Resource Center's classes, conferences and project win have provided my staff and me so many wonderful opportunities to grow as early childhood professionals.
Paul Armstrong has been a great mentor by showing us how we can improve everyday routines, activities and appropriate developmental opportunities for the children.
I am happy to know that I have a great organization right there for us any time we need them.
Arco Iris Bilingual Children's Center
I love the Prince George's Child Resource Center! My staff and I have been members since the very beginning! We count on their training to be high quality, always!. We attend meetings and opportunities to network at their location. They support our profession by advocating for children, families and providers and teachers and they support Directors especially! I count on them and the excellent staff who work there. They go above and beyond the call of duty. This is an excellent non-profit organization that operates selflessly for the good of everything early childhood.
Flora Gee, Director
Greenbelt Children's Center
The Prince George's Child Resource Center is an absolutely wonderful organization. I have personally volunteered with this organization and have witnessed positive changes in the lives of children and their families. I believe in the mission of The Resource Center which is to help create healthy and nurturing environments for children by supporting their families. I will continue to support this organization and look forward to the years ahead.
Outstanding service to the community. I have been working with the Center for over 10 years. Customers referred are always happy with the services.
We have been using this center's resources for about 10 years and have been extremely happy with their workshops. Their staff is always very pleasant and helpful when we're planning our training. The instructors are top-notch and very well-liked by all our staff members. Whenever there are new requirements, they even remind us so that we keep up to date with state standards.
Prince George's Child Resource Center has been a consistent partner in educating my staff. From the 90 Hour Preschool class to all of the required courses like the ADA and the Basic Health and Safety, PGCRC has provided excellent instruction. Even more importantly, project Win and Paul Armstrong have helped us navigate challenging behaviors. My staff of 40 was virtually transformed by Paul's CSEFEL training and our students have benefitted tremendously.
The Prince George's child Resource Center has been an invaluable resource to our early childhood teachers for their professional development. They have given workshops to our teaching staff for 5 or 6 years now, on topics ranging from dealing with disabilities, managing stress, better reading strategies, creating a great outdoor environment, creating a great foundation in mathematics, and so many more topics. We have had groups of 20-25 teachers.
All the speakers are extremely knowledgeable and professional. They use a lot of hands on techniques and varied approaches to teaching. The coordinator is always so accommodating and willing to work with our requirements. I can't recommend them more highly.
New Hope Academy
I have been working with the Prince Georges Child Resource Center Inc. since 1995. Words can not express my gratitude for working with this great team of people. This is my go-to place for the best training and professional development that I have seen over the years. They have a genuine love and passion for what they do and it shows every time they come out an train my staff. I do not know what I would do without them especially when it comes to training regarding special needs children.
The PG Resource Center is just that! It is a resource for us! We call there all the time to get information about classes, for behavioral help and for new resources that may be available. The staff is very helpful and encouraging!
Project Win is located at the Resource Center. Paul Armstrong, who runs the program, has become a very precious resource to us as we navigate through and with children with behavioral issues.
I can't imagine running a daycare center without the help of the resource center!
I LOVE the resource center. Particularly the Monthly Director's Coffee Meetings. Attending on a monthly basis keeps me up to date with current and upcoming events. I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to engage and interact with other directors and share our stories. I also like that on several occasions we can interact with people from the Office of Child Care, Excels, Credentialing and many others knowledgeable individuals. The Resource Center also give us multiple resources. Best of all, the staff is GREAT! They are always ready and willing to assist us in any way they can.
The resource center is a key and necessary partner that supports the goals and mission of the Judy Center. They provide valuable resources for children, families and the child care community that have benefited the community and led to self-sufficiency for participants.
The staff exhibits professionalism at all times and are eager to assist families and community members.
Child care providers would be lost without the Prince Georges Child Resource Center. Their professional, caring and knowledgeable staff provides training for licensed child care homes and centers in PG County, they offer training to centers on how to deal with children with challenging behaviors and they are an important resource and support to parents and families in the area. Our center relies on the PGCRC extensive training opportunities to meet the requirements set by the Maryland State Department of education for child care providers in Maryland. The staff has been working together for many years and are like family to many of the providers they train, teach and support. Hats off to the awesome staff of the Prince Georges Child Resource Center.
Prince George's Child Resource Center is an excellent resource for children, families, and professionals who work in Early Childhood Education. This nonprofit has a staff dedicated to supporting anyone they can! This nonprofit organization has made their mark by providing professional development opportunities for Early Childhood educators and families who need support. As a professional with expertise in the field of Early Childhood Education, I recognize the impact of resources that this agency provides and how beneficial they have been for those that use them. This agency provides an array of additional supportive resources, like Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and hosting continuing education/professional development. These resources help individuals enhance their own knowledge and learn about ways to advocate for themselves and children! The opportunities for professional developmental also encourage developmentally appropriate practices in classrooms and child care programs! It's an excellent nonprofit and I fully support their mission!
I am a child care provider. I have received 98% of my "quality" training at the Prince George's Child Resource Center since 1999. The folk there are like family! Recently, I converted from a home day care to a child care center. The overnight change was...and is overwhelming for me. I went from being with the children full time (which is the enjoyment of this for me) to paperwork, expenditures that I can't meet and deadlines! It seemed like everybody wanted a piece of me...NOW! After 19 years of child care service and only 8 months of the conversion I was ready to walk away. I was chatting with Ms. Laura, one of the coordinators at the Resource Center about how I felt. I was stressed to a financial, physical, mental and emotional point. That talk resulted in her throwing me, what I feel like a life preserver in the middle of an ocean! Just a week later, I heard from her and she had arranged a meeting with myself and several other directors and director/owners (as I am); Ms. Laura and these directors were not only supportive to me but offered to be mentors to me. I didn't realize how a good portion of my stress was dependent on me not feeling like I could go to anyone who would understand, more less get ongoing 'real' support. I was always aware of the Resource Center's outreach, guidance and assistance to the various parents who sought their guidance. Funny, but I considered myself as a 'helper' (like the Resource Center) instead of one that needed help. I am so thankful for what Ms. Laura and these directors did (are doing) and can't help but wonder how much they are doing for these parents who come to them for help and the relief they must offer them...if just one meeting made me feel like I could go on. Thank you all!
This is a great place to work. Many staff members, including myself, have learned skills in their jobs and then been able to move up in the organization. The Administration and Leadership practices the same values with their staff as they do for their consumers and program participants. PGCRC supports many families in the community through their programs, partner with other community services, and workshops offered to child care providers.
Though presently a Board Member, my association with the Prince George's Child Resource Center started almost 20 years ago when I mailed my resume and was subsequently hired as a Director at a new on-site child care center. This job lasted 19 years. Being involved with the resource center as a professional in the field and as a Board Member has allowed me the opportunity to experience first hand the efficient & excellent delivery of high quality services to child care providers, directors and early education teachers in Prince George's County. From the monthly directors networking meetings, the Office of ChildCare roundtable disscussions, the advocacy project to staff training [which is second to none in the county] the resource center consistently provides quality events, resources and cutting edge information to educators which in turn enables us to deliver excellent services to the children in our care. The staff are professional, friendly and go over and beyond what is expected of them. I always look forward to visiting the center because it feels like "a home away from home" where my professional needs will be met.
PGCRC is a well run nonprofit that is always striving to improve how it serves its clients and how it operates. In the 10 years I have known the organization, I have observed it strengthen its internal operations, maintain outstanding service in the midst of variable funding, and adopt practices to grow its staff and strengthen its infrastructure. All of the staff are committed to the mission of the organization. I am impressed by the truly diverse population of families it serves. The organization and its leadership are role models for other nonprofits.
This organization delivers high-quality services to a broad array of clients, and has fantastic managment. They are responsive, smart, flexible, and are real leaders of the nonprofit community in the county.
The Child Care Resource is a great Center, because they provide us a lot information and services to all the families. Here I faund it that was looking for a place charity for my child and for me. I'm very thank full for give that opportunity.
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The prince george's child resource center is an excellent source for information and services. the center is an excellent to parents and children the program helping alot thank you.
The Prince George's Child Resource Center, is a great resourse that helps a lot conecting families. Also it provides important information that can change our lives. Since I am a client I can say that is a fantastic experience to be part of this great organization.
The Child Care Resource Center is an excellent resource to parents and children in the county. They provide so much information, so much service and are always looking for new initiatives to serve county residents in a more comprehensive way. They wrap around the family to provide all kinds of services - food, clothing, enrichment and education for children and parents, car seat safety, health care referrals, assistance with applying for public benefits and so much more. All that they do is amazing and all of the staff are so committed to helping the community!
Prince George's Child Resource Center is an excellent source for information and services to families! In addition, the networking and collaboration opportunities has provided staff with numerous professional development trainings that has produced results where children, families and staff maximize the benefits.
The Prince George's Child Resource Center is one of those public resources that I keep in mind when helping my constituents. Their services connect children and families with those people and opportunities that create strong, healthy, and prosperous households. I could not be more honored to work with them to serve Prince George's County, Maryland, as we all roll up our sleeves to continue moving forward to a better future. Their efforts and investment in our children today will continue to build stronger communities for generations to come.
I've been involved with the Child Resource Center for a few years and fell in love with their mission from the moment I set foot in the door! I take my involvement as a volunteer very seriously, and I only get involved in organizations I believe in and who have set a strong example of leadership and community service. This program demonstrates both. They have a terrific leader who is compassionate about serving the community and engaging and retaining qualified, energetic and equally compassionate staff. Employees don't stay because they have to, they stay because they want to. If I were a client, I wouldn't want to be served by any other provider. Outstanding work!
The Prince George's Child Resource Center offers invaluable training to families and childcare providers. It provides helpful information to families seeking childcare. The staff are all exceptionally knowledgeable. It is a wonderful resource in Prince George's County!
The Prince George's Child Resource Center provides vital services to the families in Prince George's County. Their expertise in providing training to child care providers, educators, and parents are well known throughout the Washington D.C. area. With an outstanding Family Support Center they have offered education and support to thousands of families during the past two decades.
As a public library administrator, I worked collaboratively with the Child Resource Center to coordinate several literacy based programs for young children and their caregivers. My collaboration was ongoing for three years. Each initiative benefitted children and families in the community. The professionalism of the staff and the concern and commitment for children and families is superior. The Child Resource Center staff sought out partnerships and stakeholders in the community that would benefit their clients. Their collaborations always benefitted the children in the community, through their parents and caregivers.They are a tremendous resource for the parents and caregivers of the youngest population and they serve the young children of Prince George's extremely well. Although I no longer work at the library system, I still maintain contact with the Executive Director and plan to provide a financial donation, whenever possible to The Child Resource Center . They are making a difference in the community every day.
The Prince George's Child Resource center is the community hub for child care in Prince George's County. Whether their staff is assisting parents to locate high quality child care for typically developing children, children with special needs or economically disadvantaged families, they help for parents to find the best match. The center is the leading site for child care providers and early education teachers and directors to take training to meet the high standards required by the Maryland State Department of Education. The staff also provide technical support for new providers, anyone caring for children with challenging behaviors and other special needs. Additionally the center holds monthly Director Networking meetings to give professionals in the field an opportunity to meet others and grow professionally. Local organizations, such as the Prince George's Chapter of the Maryland Association for the Education of Young Children, utilize the center to hold community meetings. PGCRC supports a Children's Legislative Event in Annapolis that involves educating early education providers the opportunity to visit their legislators in their Annapolis offices, tour the state house and learn about the legislative process. They have fostered an advocacy program for more than a year, enabling child care providers to find their voice and work for change. This is the absolute best non-profit in Prince George's County!
The Prince George's Resource Center is my number one resource for staff training, networking with colleagues, keeping updated on research and regulations in the field of early childhood education. My families use the resources of Project WIN when children present behaviors that are concerning or challenging. The staff work hard and really care. They go above and beyond the call of duty!
I've been involved with the Child Resource Center since I received my Child Care License. I'm a Family Child Care Provider. I've received a number of services through them, from the classes I needed to maintain my licensing and credential, to services for children/families in my Program. I have first hand seen and received those services as they have helped me modify our environment, train staff, and work with children/parents to resolve issues. There are not words enough to share or express the successes we've had here, in helping children with significant issues, move forward and even enter into Kindergarten with those issues being manageable! I've recently been asked to join the Board of Directors to help provide a "Provider's perspective" and I'm happy to give back to such a great organization!
A fabulous organization to be associated with here in the Washington DC metro area. The staff are committed, capable and do amazing work. I'd recommend the Prince George's Child Resource Center to everyone.
The Prince George's Child Resource Center is an amazing organization. Staff are dedicated to the community and the individuals they serve. They make sure that every interaction with the organization is meaningful and positive. The Board members and management team are also a committed, mission-driven group with whom I am proud to serve. The community is a better place because of the work done by the Prince George's Child Resource Center.
THIS ORGANIZATION IS AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE TO THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY. THEY ALWAYS HAVE THE LATEST INFO ON ANYTHING RELATED TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN THE AREA. PERSONALLY THIS ORGANIZATION HAS HELP ME GAIN A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE AREA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD, THRU WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING. THE PERSONNEL IS ALWAYS HAPPY AND WILLING TO HELP WITH ANYTHING, SPECIALLY JODI AND FRANCINE.
The Prince George's Child Resource Center (PGCRC) provides training and support for child care providers, as well as direct services to families in need through the Family Support and Healthy Families programs. I have always been impressed with the level of dedication and expertise of all PGCRC staff with whom I've had the pleasure of working. In deciding how best to serve their constituents and clients, PGCRC consistently self-reflects and goes above and beyond typical expectations as they provide services. I personally know many families whose lives have been turned around through access to ESL classes and other supports. Also, I know of several child care providers who now feel they have the capacity to provide care for children with special needs because they received training and support from PGCRC. I was most impressed when, due to state and federal cutbacks, the staff decided to take a pay cut rather than cut services. That level of commitment is unraparalleled and should be celebrated. This is one of the few organizations that I support through donations because I know first-hand that the funds will be put to great use. This community benefits daily from the work they do.
Prince George's Child Resource Center saved me. I needed to find childcare services for my toddler and was able to call and find out the information I needed. Not only was the availability and promptness of the information wonderful, but also the accurate. I could not be happier with the selections and options that was available to me. If not for Prince George's Child Resource Center, it helpful and knowledgeable staff, I do not know what I would have done. Thank you Prince George's Child Resource Center!!!
Over the past 5 years we have been familiar with the organization and how they have dramatically made a difference in the quality of many lives in those of need. Price Georges Child Resource Center's impact by working with families and often single parents, are presenting opportunities that would not be ordinary available. Teaching self sufficiency and "Healthy Families" are the core values. Now, the reason i have joined the board, for our executive director and founder, takes our resources extends them with efficiency and professional guidance that i have not seen and is reflected in our financial statement. Thank you for your consideration; Harvey Maisel
The Prince George's Child Resource Center is a unique program that addresses the needs of the community that it serves. The Driector, Danitza Simpson, is always available to meet with community partners. This center provides services to the surrounding Latino community. Many of the participants are new to not only the community but also to the United States. The Resource Center provides comprehensive services to all of its clients. The Center has such a warm and welcoming atmosphere; where new immigrants feel safe to share any problems and/or concerns they may have. I have worked closely with the Resource Center for the last six years and I can attest my first hand knowledge of the superior programs and services that are provider by the Center. I truly cannot think of another non-profit that meets the standards of excellent that the Resource Center provides. Eileen Kaplan
This organization has teacher/caregiver trainings. They have gone outside of their facility to offer worshops and give workshops after hours for working adults.
The Resource Center helps create healthy and nurturing environments for at-risk children by supporting their families and educating their caregivers.
The Child Resource Center is a phenomenal agency who goes above and beyond to serve our community. With limited staff and funding it is absolutely amazing what CRC provides to support the child care community and families with young children. The Mental Health Consultation Program,Project WIN has enabled young children to remain in their child care environment through evaluation, consultation, and training of both the family and the child care provider This is in particularly important as our agency works with young children with developmental delays and or disabilities who can be at risk for expulsion from community programs and childcare settings.
There's no one like PCCCRC in the region! They are a do-it all group for early childhood and a good example of a Child Care Resource Center and a Family Support Center sponsoring agency for the whole state!
With an unmatched caring for humankind and a “yes we can” organizational attitude, Prince George's Child Resource Center is an essential part of the Prince George’s County. This organization is making the kind of difference that not only enhances the quality of life of children and families, but for the entire community. Additionally, they play a critical role in providing training for parents and caregivers throughout the region. As the supervisor of the Before and After School Extended Learning Program for Prince George’s County Public Schools, I have come to depend on their commitment and support with improving the professionalism of our staff and our delivery of quality services. Their advocacy role for better laws and regulations has made the state of Maryland a leader in the childcare profession. This organization is deserving of an “Above and Beyond” award for all that they do to make us better citizens.
Brenda C. Neal
I have had the honor to work with this organization for the past five years. I am so impressed with the work that they do on a daily basis to meet the needs of the children and families that they serve. They provide English classes for their parents while providing the young children with an educational learning experience. The Prince George's Child Resource Center provides its participants with classes in health education, nutition, pre-natal classes, and employement preparation. They also provide field trips and seasonal celebrations for their young children and families. The staff of this organization should be commended for their hard work and dedication.
PGCRC is great! I really enjoyed my volunteer work with them. Their staff and training are excellent.
As a former Prince George’s County Councilmember, the PGCRC impressed me when they worked with the existing community of childcare providers to get them certified. Their excellent reputation for training and direct services goes unknown to most of the citizens of the County, but is felt by those who daily drop their little ones off at a daycare facility. Anne MacKinnon Welsh
I have worked with the staff of the Prince George's Child Resource Center since its inception. They are caring and committed to the agency's mission. The trainings offered are exceptional, covering a variety of topics pertinent to childcare and parenting. I have always been impressed with the Resource Center's willingness to work with and collaborate with other organizations. They have an outstanding reputation within Prince George's County and it is well deserved.
The staff members are curteous, compassionate and friendly. They strive for excellence in all that they do. Their services that they provide are for childcare providers and parents in the community. They provide excellent workshops and training venues for childcare providers and referrals for parents such as special needs and English Language Learners. I have never been disappointed with anything they have done. It is a pleasure seeing them as advocates for their members and the children of our community.