The Child & Family Network Centershttp://www.cfnc-online.org
It’s simple: children thrive when families succeed. Inspired and guided by this truth for 30 years, The Child and Family Network Centers’ (CFNC) mission is to provide caring, high-quality, free education and related services to at-risk children and their families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare them for success in school and life. Based in Alexandria, VA, CFNC was started in 1984 by a group of mothers living in public housing after seven of their children failed kindergarten. This endeavor was an immediate success and all of the children from CFNC’s first class were recognized by the public school as gifted. Over time, CFNC expanded both its reach and its range of services in response to community need. For families hovering near the poverty line, there is often no safety net. The working poor and their children struggle, often falling between the cracks. CFNC dramatically changes the trajectory of these children’s lives by providing accredited preschool and the support services their families need to succeed.