Quality child care creates a strong community foundation that supports not only children and families, but serves as a catalyst for economic development. The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) supports the community with efforts to educate businesses, child care providers, families, and others on the importance of quality early care and education. Businesses need employees. Employees need quality child care. It's a win-win situation.
Quality child care:
The YWCA CCR&R provides access to multiple business support services for child care providers. Business Center resources available at each CCR&R office location include:
Have you been looking for new activities or themes for the children in your program? Need help with parenting strategies? Our Resource Library can help! We offer a variety of free resources and services to support child care professionals, parents, children and the community in the Resource Library.
Dolly Parton launched her Imagination Library to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family's income.
Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 80,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to over 1,000,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton's Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library:
The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral is proud to be an affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for Allen County. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Allen County makes a difference, 1,500 families at a time!
For more information please contact the YWCA CCR&R in Lima at 419-225-5465.
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