We Need a Contest Winner!

The Fairy Tale Ball is only two days away, and Princess Merida is busy sharpening her skills for the dance floor.  (Hey, she’s already a great shot at archery, why not?)

She has also been practicing her signature and stocking up on pens, since every child receives a souvenir book with plenty of room for autographs. She just knows she’ll be the talk of the Ball and sign more autographs than any other character! After all, all of the children will have the opportunity to play in her enchanted forest and play games.

Speaking of stocking up on pens, Childcare Resources Resource and Referral team keeps a large quantity on hand too! Our Supplemental Child Care Program (SCCP) assists eligible parents with paying for the cost of child care. Based on a sliding scale related to family size and income, parents pay a portion of the cost of care and Childcare Resources pays the rest.  Lots of pens are needed to complete all of the applications necessary to apply, but it is well worth the time and effort!

Helping local families afford quality child care is a vital aspect of Childcare Resources.  Many working families turn to us to assist their needs, but when funding is low, our services are limited.  Due to decreases in government funding for SCCP, as of May 15, 2012, we have suspended further applications for this vital program.

Your ticket purchase to the Fairy Tale Ball provides the support needed to sustain and grow the programs offered by Childcare Resources – programs that help give our children the best start in life.

Birmingham was recently named the third largest metro area for charitable giving. We hope you will consider contributing to our area’s generosity by attending the Ball and making memories with your family!

You never know, you might end up on television.  Our good friends at CBS 42 are a generous supporter and will be there to check out all the fun too!

Contest Alert!

It’s always great to look your best if you appear on television, right? Make sure you princess or wizard is ready by entering our hairstyle contest! You must be a verified guest (meaning you need to have purchased tickets in advance) to enter. The winner will be chosen tomorrow at 12:00 pm. Don’t miss out on another fun experience to add to your family’s Fairy Tale Ball memories!

A special thanks goes out to XCell Academy for sponsoring the contest!

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9 Days to Go: Peter Pan’s Preparations

 Peter Pan never wants to grow up. Being a young boy is too much fun! Nine days before the Fairy Tale Ball, he’s busy as usual: playing with the Lost Boys, of course.

The Lost Boys depend on Peter Pan. He guides their days, leading them on great adventures and introducing them to new experiences.

As a parent looking for child care, it’s easy to feel “lost” too. There are so many options: how do you know which one is best for you (not to mention the fact that you are working limits the amount of time you can spend searching)?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a leader like Peter Pan? Someone to show you where to look, what to look for, and which options best met your needs? Don’t worry, Childcare Resources’ Resource and Referral department is here to guide you in your search!

Let us help you find the best child care for your needs. You can search online, or fill out a search request form and speak with a consultant.

Attending the Fairy Tale Ball is an easy way to help “lost” parents find affordable child care too, as tickets sales benefit these important services.

Plus, attending the Ball means you’ll get to see Peter Pan, and play on Captain Hook’s pirate ship! Get ready for the fun!