Early Learning Programs
The CRC strives to help children, families and
communities thrive and connect.
The Family Support Program at the CRC is a warm and inviting place where families and individuals are welcomed and encouraged to participate in programs designed to support and enhance a nurturing and vibrant community. Our staff and volunteers provide individual support, skill building, and resource information to people and families in our community at no cost. Achieve your family goals. Attend playgroups, parenting classes, and learn about what resources are available to you.
New to the Community Resource Center in 2023, the Early Learning Programs are no-cost opportunities for young families to play, learn, and prepare for kindergarten. As part of the Making Life Work collaboration the CRC is leading the way with the 360 Kindergarten Readiness initiative in the Stanwood Camano community. Programs are open to children (0-5 years) and their grownups.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
"This program is based on widely recognized and accepted theories and best practices in the fields of child development; early learning; parent education; Family, Friend and Neighbor care; community development; and cultural competence."
Baby & Us Playtime
Starting April 2024
“Baby and Us Playtime” classes can provide both socialization for caregivers and infants, along with siblings. We will work to create an environment that supports your family and their needs. We can connect you to prenatal and post-natal care, pregnancy supplies, and childbirth classes, and support mental health, breastfeeding, and nutrition.
Why is play important for babies? Playful interactions with adults help babies to develop executive function skills, the foundations of lifelong health, and the building blocks of resilience.
At Caregiver Cafés, we get real about what matters most: your family. We're all about building up those protective factors, and we do that by sparking meaningful conversations with parents and caregivers just like you. Childcare provided as space allows.
"My daughter has been attending Rainy Day Room Play Group for the last couple weeks and it has helped her to start walking!"