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Prince George's Child Resource Center, Inc.

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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Human Services

Mission: Prince George's Child Resource Center helps create healthy and nurturing environments for children by supporting their families and educating their caregivers.

Results: FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER: Last year, 90% of adults who enrolled in adult education or ESL classes at our Family Support Center showed improved literacy outcomes. Additionally, 90% of parents who participated in the Center's Career Planning Training successfully transitioned into job training programs, higher education, or job placement. All (100%) parents demonstrated improved understanding of nurturing parenting techniques, and 98% of children improved their cognitive and language abilities. HEALTHY FAMILIES: In 2016, 100% of mothers who enrolled in Healthy Families while pregnant received prenatal care. For mothers who enrolled at least three months prior to the birth of their baby, 100% of babies were born at a healthy weight. All (100%) families received information about Safe Sleep and regular home safety checks. All (100%) families reported that their children were up-to-date on immunizationsÍž and 75% of all target children received 100% of required immunizations. (The remaining 25% didn't provide records or enrolled after initial immunizations were given.) CHILD CARE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: In the past year, PGCRC's Training and Technical Assistance programs reached 2,500 early childhood educators by hosting 250 training sessions to improve quality of care and help child care professionals meet licensure requirements. Our day-long annual Building for Success conference reached 400, and over 100 child care providers were provided more comprehensive technical assistance. PGCRC helped enroll 65 providers in the EXCELS quality rating system, which provides a framework and standards for improving quality of care.

Target demographics: children and families

Geographic areas served: Prince George's Child Resource Center

Programs: comprehensive family support, home visiting, child care provider training, and early childhood mental health consultation.

Community Stories

57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.
Carolina Reyes
Arco Iris Bilingual Children's Center

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

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.
Sincerely,
Flora Gee, Director
Greenbelt Children's Center

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Charita M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an Amazing Organization that truly seeks the heart helping others through education and the betterment of children and families. The bilingual capabilities that is offered helps keep them a change agent in the Prince George's County area.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Outstanding service to the community. I have been working with the Center for over 10 years. Customers referred are always happy with the services.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Marilyn Cohen
Education Director
New Hope Academy

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!
Joan Adomanis

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and provide many resources free of charge to centers all throughout the area.

Personally, they have visited my center to teach the staff and I important strategies to implement so we can create a more enjoyable classroom environment.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Suzanne Miller Le M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Nydia I. O.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organization. Very supportive of the child care community. They offer great classes and keep child care providers educated and up to date on all the current trends in child care. Supportive staff who are always willing to help a child care center in need.