About Children, Youth & Family Services, Inc. Children, Youth & Family Services CYFS FedID-54-0546000 Children, Youth & Family Services, Inc. is a 501 (c)3 private, nonprofit agency. Our federal id # is 54-0546000. CYFS Board of Directors Suzanne Bednar President William Shenkir Vice President Richard Schragger Treasurer Peggy Van Yahres Secretary James Bennett Louise Dudley Amy Ellertson Shelley Lieberman Kelley MacDougall Patrick O'Connor Alyson O'Sullivan Paige Perriello Karen Rendleman Bryan Slaughter Elisabeth Sloan Lloyd Snook Emily Wampler ee11e167-4416-4a1a-a80e-8c8782d91d89 To provide children with what they need to become healthy, happy, productive adults. e2ef53c7-ca8c-413f-a9bb-032e004cd5a0 Early Learning Stimulate young children's development dce47cbb-7cef-466f-a22c-bae81342d436 1 Children Early learning to stimulate young children's development New Moms Work with new moms helping them learn to bond with their baby and to stimulate their healthy development. 76738ae5-35e0-4830-a509-488759d1586c 1.1 New Moms We work with new moms helping them learn to bond with their baby and to stimulate their healthy development. Do you know that babies are born with all of the brain cells that they will ever have? Their experiences teach the brain cells their jobs. There is a growing body of research regarding the importance of brain development during the first three years of life. d2ae2882-f033-49e1-af19-fa56385f7f42 Early Literacy [Operate] an early literacy program for at-risk preschoolers. d0bb83dd-9363-43e8-abb6-e90b567f6243 1.2 At-Risk Preschoolers We have an early literacy program for at-risk preschoolers. We know that the average child from a low income family arrives at kindergarten with a vocabulary of just 5,000 words, while the average child from a middle or upper income family of the same age has a vocabulary of 25,000 words. The low income child's vocabulary is that of a typical three year old. Thus, even if that child is successfully completes each grade level, making one year's progress at a time, they will always remain two years behind their peers. d97a809a-91f5-4067-a1eb-1fa92324cf2f Life Skills Teach preschoolers life skills. 86980fe2-7eeb-4ffa-90ac-f7a9a409bac2 1.3 Preschoolers We teach preschoolers life skills. We help them learn how to get along with others, how to manage their conflicts, how to share and talk about their feelings. More and more research is showing that social emotional skills are critical to school success. 1521d011-960c-4987-ba3b-f86f0200297f Childcare Improve childcare in our community. 8e0705c3-7a12-4858-ba16-04ccfd1dda92 1.4 Working Parents Charlottesville, VA We work to improve childcare in our community. Many preschoolers spend up to nine hours a day in childcare. We train providers in best practices so that they might provide a stimulating environment for the children, offering them opportunities to learn. ee07bab6-4df1-4e58-b490-7c723e53d20d Counsel & Shelter Counsel and shelter for youth in crisis 8d806fd2-49fd-4394-8599-c8dcf90314c2 2 Youth in Crisis Counseling and shelter for youth in crisis Counseling Counseling children who have been victims of abuse or neglect e3e3f80c-ea8c-4586-80c5-7f78b5546b1a 2.1 Child Victims We have counseling for children who have been victims of abuse or neglect and for any of their non-offending family members. f791e4f7-3d2f-40c2-9ea3-41e4e7eb6de8 Temporary Shelter Provide temporary shelter and counseling for teens who have run away or are at risk of running away. 6b85b9f8-af06-431d-8e93-00b188ac60e5 2.2 Runaway Teenagers We provide temporary shelter and counseling for teens who have run away or are at risk of running away. e1857c13-7853-43fd-a24e-3007213c0277 SAFE Program Enable supervised visitation so that kids can maintain a relationship with both parents. d9ad95bb-d23a-4c7e-bc78-a17d08f42635 2.3 We enable supervised visitation through our new SAFE Program (Safe Activities For Everyone) so that kids can maintain a relationship with both parents. 2946ab05-614b-4de0-9b66-11eef655847f Education & Support Educate and support parents. 19007794-cc3f-4507-b94a-2056c63f851f 3 Parents Education and support for parents Parenting Mobile Program Bring support, education and literacy programs to kids' neighborhoods. 5ef34e76-5ca6-40f7-b0bf-b7b90ee914be 3.1 Kids Parents Our Parenting Mobile Program goes out into kids' neighborhoods bringing support, education and literacy programs. adaa0f18-2e8d-4d22-aa9c-f6be0005f408 Classes & Workshops Offer parenting classes and workshops. 9548d954-4b3c-40c2-9292-76533ce1f140 3.2 Parents We offer parenting classes and workshops. c7e45e02-2bc8-4301-9afb-5afcea9642af REAL Dads Program Keep dads involved in their kids' lives. f0c30601-3166-44b8-bd9d-f97f1d71cbb0 3.3 Dads Kids Our REAL Dads program works to keep dads involved in their kids' lives. b87ded3c-37d4-4288-835b-9773112090a1 2013-10-23 http://www.cyfs.org/about.php Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.