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Work Family Resource Center (WFRC) is a 
 501(c) 3 non-profit child care resource and referral agency committed to providing  consumer education, child care referrals and resources to support quality child care.

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 Author John Choquette having fun at the Bookmark Event 
on Saturday Sept. 10th.

One Extracurricular Activity That Will  Help Your Child Grow


School gardens are a great way to get involved in extracurricular activities. They teach children  how to eat healthy,  grow and identify healthy foods, and work in a teams. Find out if your school has a garden and get your child involved.  Want to practice gardening with your kids at home? Check out our growing green fundraiser. Fifty percent of you order goes toward helping families find quality child care.
How to Prevent the Spread of Head Lice

No need to cut off your hair_Check out these head lice prevention tips.

Did you know that head lice infestations most commonly occur in preschool children attending child care and in children attending elementary school. (CDC). Learn the signs and symptoms of head lice, how to check for head lice , and how to prevent the spread of lice. 

Check for signs and symptoms by asking these questions:
  • Are you itching?
  • Does it feel like something is moving around in your head?
  • Check for red bumps on their neck, head, and shoulders.
Learn How to Identify Nits:
Adult Lice begin as  nits and are usually  found in the hair behind the ears or on the back of the neck. When searching, you can see nits with the naked eye. Ask yourself these questions when looking for nits.
  • Do I see nits on the hair behind the ears or on the back of the neck?
  • Are they oval shaped?
  • Can I easily remove them? (Does it fall like lint or dandruff?)
Learn What Adult Lice Look Like and How they Function:
Adult lice can are often compared to the size of a sesame seed and have six claw like  legs. Ask your self this question when looking for lice:
  • When I wash, condition, and part my child's hair (with a detection comb), can I see nits or something moving in my child's scalp?
Practice Prevention & Hygiene:
If you suspect you child has lice:
  •  Do not send them to school or to their child care facility.
  • Consult a medical professional especially if there has been an outbreak at the child care center or school. 
  • Be sure to ask your child care provider and school about their lice policy; 
  • Remember ! The best ways to prevent the spread of head lice are to avoid sharing personal items   and to avoid head to head contact.  
Is your employer in need of emergency/back up care solutions ? Visit our employer page to learn more about the services we offer to employer s. 

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Children spend an average of 36 hours in child care a week. L earn about why the first five years of a child's life is so important. 

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Looking for Child Care Financial Assistance?

WFRC offers scholarships to assist families with children ages 0-5  years, who are not able to afford the full cost of child care. 
Families are encouraged to apply.
We currently have a waiting list in which all wait-list families will be contacted to discuss next steps as funds become
available. Get ahead  of the 
curve and   apply today .