"Improving the quality of care for children of the Central Valley"
 

Lou Hernandez

Parent Outreach Coordinator

I have been working with the agency for over 22 years in various capacities such as Resource and Referral Counselor, R&R Coordinator, Child Care Initiative Project Recruiter, Family Services Manager, and finally yet importantly, I am currently working as the Parent Outreach Coordinator. I have seen many good changes throughout the years. Seventeen years ago, we had 400+ Family Child Care Homes and 27 Child Care Centers listed with F.I.N.D. Care. Today we have over 900 Family Child Care Homes and over 200 Child Care Centers. Our Resource and Toy Lending Library had about 100 items today we have over 6,000 items. We have helped thousands of children with toys, shoes, food, coats, clothes, and school uniforms.

Through Parent Voices, a parent advocacy group, I hope to educate parents, the community, and legislators about what children need now. I hope to continue to add to community collaborations we have established to bridge the gap that parents often face when needing services for their families.

 

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