The CBFRC staff develop, plan and facilitate an array of fun, engaging and educational programs for children and families. Programs range from Sighting Sight Words, to Sensory Play, to STEM, to cultural celebrations for the whole family. Please check the calendars of each location to confirm class schedules, suggested age groups and activity details.
Community partners and CBHC providers deliver high-quality programs and services at all CBFRC locations. Providers include: BayCare KIDS, ReDefiners World Languages, Preserve Vision Florida, Family Healthcare Foundation, Glazer Children's Museum, Junior League of Tampa, Tampa Family Health Mobile Dental Clinics, Suncoast Community Health Mobile Dental Clinics, A!SLS Success Through Learning and Support.
Early Childhood Service Coordination
Early Childhood Service Coordinators at the Children’s Board Family Resource Centers work with families to
provide support in ways that build the family’s capacity to better meet their goals.
Early Childhood Service Coordinators will:
(1) Develop and complete a family support plan with goals (2) Refer family for services, supports and programs (3) Partner with families to build strong parent-child relationships and strengthen support networks. If you are interested in enrolling in this program, please call your local Center.
Each CBFRC is equipped with a Computer Lab that has printing, scanning and faxing. Our staff are prepared to assist with online job applications, ACCESS, financial aid programs, email set up Head Start program applications and more.
If you are in need of a Public Notary, please call your preferred CBFRC to verify that one of our on-staff Notaries is available. There is no cost to this service.
Volunteer Work (18 years+)
We love our volunteers! Adults 18 years and older are encouraged to bring their compassion, special talents, unique interests and valuable time to the CBFRCs. All volunteers must pass a background screening and participate in a virtual training. To apply, please fill out a brief electronic form.
Community Advisory Council
Each CAC is made up of representatives from the business community, faith community, school system, early learning providers, healthcare providers and
community leaders, as well as members at large. The CACs hold monthly meetings to review and provide input on how the Centers can optimize their value to the community. These discussions provide CBFRC Staff with fresh perspectives on programmatic issues and community needs. CAC members are effectively voices for the community and have a budget to use toward programming. If you are interested in committing to being a CAC member, please email CBFRCinfo@lsfnetlorg for an application.
Each CBFRC has a fun-filled Free Play space where kids can be kids, and parents and caregivers can enjoy a little free time with their children. From books, to puzzles, to trucks, to animal figurines, to blocks - everyone is sure to find something they like. The spaces are open during operating hours, with the exception of 30 minutes before closing (for cleaning purposes) and during Mobile Medical Clinics (held once per month at each CBFRC).
Use of Facility
Community organizations and groups are encouraged to utilize the spaces available in the CBFRCs for meetings, events, client sessions, etc. If you are interested in using a room in one of the CBFRCs, please email CBFRCinfo@lsfnet.org for the form.
The Glazer Children's Museum's "Pop-Up Play" Exhibit is exclusive to the Plant City CBFRC, and features a rotating theme throughout the year. Themes have included: forts, sea turtles, trains and classic children's literature. The exhibit is open to all Hillsborough County families at no cost and includes bilingual interactive play and learning elements.