FRC Program Helps High School Students Get To College


A Panorama High School student in our Career & Academic Success team (CAST) program was recently awarded a $5,000 D.R.E.A.M.S. (Developing a Responsible, Educated, and Moral Society) scholarship, and was the only student in her school to receive the scholarship.  The student worked with Jeanette Lopez, the high school coordinator for CAST at San Fernando HS and Panorama HS, on her college and scholarship applications.  Prior to joining the CAST program and working with Jeanette, the student had no plans to attend college (even though she was eligible), but will now be attending classes at Cal State LA in the fall.  WIth this scholarship, she will now be able to move forward and pursue her dream of becoming a family social worker.

We would like to congratulate all of our CAST high school graduates and  are looking forward to continuing our work together as you move on to one of our college-based CAST programs.

The CAST program is made possible from a grant funded by Los Angeles Universal Preschool.

-From the LAVC College Bulletin, June 2-8, 2013

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Visits LAVC!


The Family Resource Center is so honored to be hosting Dr. Brazelton this Saturday. Please join us by registering here. There are still a few seats left, but will be filling this week.

For an overview of Dr. Brazelton’s many contributions to families, watch this short video which was made when he received the 2010 Work Life Legacy Award. 

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Click here to visit the LAVC Family Resource Center’s Facebook page.  ”Like Us” to stay informed about new programs, services, and upcoming special events for families with children age 0-3 and the early care and education community.

Announcing Open Enrollment for Fall Parenting Class

Enroll now for our free Parenting Class with Infant & Toddler Play Group!

Join us for enriching experiences with your child! 

Our parenting class with infant & toddler playgroup will meet in the NEW Family Resource Center in the Child Development & Family Complex (CDFC), located at the corner of Oxnard Street and Campus Drive.

Parenting 20CE - Tues. & Thurs. from 10:30-12:00, Aug. 30 to Dec. 18

  • Parenting 20CE (Section #8803) is a FREE parenting course with a built-in infant and toddler playgroup component.  Playgroups focus on building positive social interactions between children through play.  To register for this course with your student I.D., click here.  Not a student?  Click here to apply to the college and get your FREE student I.D. 

Weekly discussion topics include:

  • Sleeping routines
  • Food and nutrition
  • Reading with infants and toddlers
  • Positive Discipline
  • Day-to-day parenting challenges
  • How to talk to young children about diversity
  • Finding a preschool
  • And much more…

For more information about our parenting class and play group or any of our programs, contact the Family Resource Center at (818)778-5612.

FRC Hosts “Creating a Community of Writers” Workshop presented by Jane Raphael

The Family Resource Center invites you to join us for "Creating a Community of Writers", a free workshop with Jane Raphael on Saturday, April 9th from 11:30a - 1:00p.  The workshop will take place in the LAVC Child Development Department, Room 156.  Click here for a campus map.

Creating a Community of Writers is an interactive workshop that will explore ways to increase the literacy in classrooms with young children.  Participants are asked to bring a pen, paper, and a family photo.

Spaces are limited!  RSVP to (818) 778-5612 or  Please state the names of all attendees and provide a contact phone number or email address.  

Note: Certificate of Attendance will be available at the end of the workshop.

Attention Child Development Students: CAST Wants YOU!

The Career and Academic Success Team (CAST) wants to help YOU succeed!

As a participant of the CAST Program, you will:

  • Receive individual and group mentoring.
  • Have priority access to the Writing Center (to avoid waiting in line).
  • Be invited to attend workshops, conferences, CPR Training, and other events related to the field of Child Development.
  • Receive personalized advisement towards completing your educational goals.
  • Be eligible for financial support upon successful completion of requirements.

Eligibility Requirements to join CAST:

  • You must be majoring in Child Development.  Please check with the office of Admissions and Records before you apply.
  • You must be eligible for English 21 or 362, or have taken a higher-level English course.
  • New participants must be enrolled in at least one Child Development course this semester at LAVC.


For additional information about the CAST Program, please visit the Family Resource Center in the Child Development & Family Complex, located on the corner of Oxnard Street and Campus Drive.

You may also contact CAST Staff at (818) 778-5528.