The philosophy of the Children's Board Family Resource Centers is part of a national movement which seeks to strengthen and empower families and communities so they can foster the best possible development of children, youth and adults. Broad community partnerships are at the heart of service and program delivery with an emphasis on child development and health and safety.
All families are encouraged to visit the Centers to discover the many opportunities available for children and families. The Central Tampa location offers a refreshing, homelike environment where caring staff and other families offer individuals support, opportunities, and new friendships. Programs and services are at no cost to members.
The fun and colorful children’s play areas are unique and special places where children are engaged in age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts projects, playgroups, story time, and free play.
A variety of different classes and services are available promoting child development including developmental screening, family stability, safety information, nutrition education, and the enhancement of job-related activities.
The computer room is a busy area of the Center where members are welcome to use the computer to conduct research and search for job opportunities, update or create a resume and cover letter, and access learning opportunities.
The programs and services provided at the Centers are driven by input from participating families, who are part of the Family Community Advisory Council. Needs are assessed, ideas are brainstormed, priorities are set and plans are developed as families, staff and community agencies work together.
Stop by and visit the Center, ask questions, and become involved. The Children’s Board Family Resource Centers are here to help you become Happier, Healthier and Stronger!