Charity of the Month

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Here at The Mommy Spot Tampa Bay we love to give back to local organizations and we are excited to announce Champions for Children as our Charity of the Month for March.

Champions for Children, Inc. is a nationally accredited non-profit organization with a 38 year commitment to prevent child abuse and neglect by building strong families in the Tampa Bay community. Champions for Children understands that babies are not equipped with instruction manuals, making our child development and parent education services valuable to any parent. Annually they serve more than 40,000 individuals across these services:

A Better Childbirth (abc) Program offers comprehensive prenatal education services to help prepare families for birth and their new role as parents. Services include Childbirth Education, Newborn Care, and Breastfeeding Basics. Lactation counseling is offered in one-to-one sessions and at community Baby Cafés.

Baby Bungalow is an early childhood resource center for families with young children that offers wildly popular parent-child developmental playgroups, parent workshops and ongoing child developmental screenings at multiple locations across Hillsborough County.

Children’s Board Family Resource Centers – East County & North Tampa are fun, inviting places for families to come on a daily basis. The Centers seek to strengthen and empower families and communities so they can foster the best possible development of children with a focus on child development, health and safety. New residents to the area find that the centers offer the opportunity to meet new friends and gain support in re-establishing their families in Hillsborough County.

Family Involvement Connections is a support program offered to Family Child Care Homes to encourage parents to get involved in their children’s early education experiences. They help bridge children’s home and school learning environments by engaging parents and teaching them effective ways to link the classroom and home through educational activities.

Family Learning Center is a Gold Seal developmental childcare center offering individualized care to children. Parenting classes and support groups are offered to mothers who are receiving services for substance use disorders.

Fathers Resource And Networking Center (FRANC) serves as a hub for community-wide fatherhood initiatives and programs. Our Boot Camp for New Dads, Who’s the Man?! father-child only developmental playgroups and Nurturing Dads Course are available to all fathers, father figures and families.

Healthy Families is an evidence-based intensive home visiting service that promotes positive parent-child interaction and childhood development among families of newborns in Hillsborough County for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The Kids on the Block is a “Troupe of Educational Puppets” designed to teach 3rd graders to recognize child abuse and use the “NO, GO & TELL” safety rule to get help from responsible adults. 4th graders learn to recognize & report bullying and to have empathy and respect for others. This valuable educational experience is provided to more than 20,000 students annually in Hillsborough County.

Layla’s House is a parent-child resource center in the heart of Sulphur Springs that offers fun educational programs, resources and activities that enhance positive early childhood development and provides support from pregnancy through Kindergarten entry.

Parents as Teachers is an internationally recognized evidence-based early childhood parent education and family support program. Certified Parent Educators provide in-home parent education and family support to families from pregnancy through a child’s transition into kindergarten. We help parents understand what to expect during each stage of development so that they can capture the teachable moments in everyday life to enhance their child’s language development, intellectual growth, social development and motor skills.

To learn more visit http://cfctb.org 

The Mommy Spot Tampa Bay loves to give back to the community. Do you know of a local charity or non-profit that would like our help? Send us an email to contact@mommyspottampa.com

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