Positive Family Relationships

Growing Together
Help Your Child Thrive

Did you know that fifteen minutes a day with a loving, caring adult can make all the difference in a child’s life?

Strong family bonds during the earliest years of a child’s life are powerful predictors of a child’s healthy development. Whether you are a parent or caregiver, you play an important role as your child’s first teacher.

The positive outcomes of quality parent-child relationships and interactions in your child’s development are powerful, creating the foundational skills children need to succeed in school and in life! Children see benefits like improved cognitive and academic performance, better social-emotional development, and enhanced health.

Check out this Ted Talk that explains the power of connection!

“Positive relationships give kids the confidence they need!”
– Molly Wright, the youngest-ever TED speaker

Group of happy new parents socializing in the Community Learning Center

Community Learning Center

The Community Learning Center (CLC) is located on the second floor of the Lighthouse for Children facility in Downtown Fresno. The CLC is a network of community partners working together to provide classes and workshops in one location that encourage and foster healthy relationships and aims to increase early literacy, language, and school readiness skills. The Community Learning Center is a multi-use space made up of a health assessment room, lactation room, family room, classrooms, and training rooms made available to community partners serving families with young children.

“We hope families can lean on the Community Learning Center as a resource to support their parenting journey, whether it’s a parenting workshop, a socialization group for toddlers and caregivers, a breastfeeding support group, or a referral, the CLC is back and ready to welcome families.”

First 5 Fresno County’s Executive Director, Fabiola González

All services in the CLC are offered free of charge. Check out the calendar to see the different services offered at the CLC by our program partners. We will do our best to have the calendar reflect any changes or cancellations as soon as possible.

If you are part of a particular program and will not be able to attend an appointment, please contact the program provider directly.
Meeting and conference rooms are available for community groups who share a similar vision as LFC.
CLC Directory of Services
Location: 2405 Tulare St., Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93721
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 559-558-4949

Click here to see all available services at the CLC

Operated By Our Partner: Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC)

Through a new partnership between First 5 Fresno County and the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC), the CLC offers a wide variety of services including health, dental, cooking tips and nutrition, socialization groups, safe spaces for family interventions, support for families with special needs, literacy, and much more.

“The Community Learning Center and the Lighthouse for Children are special in my heart! We’re thrilled to partner and leverage our resources and programming to serve the families of Fresno County at the CLC,” states Emilia Reyes, CEO of Fresno EOC.

To contact the CLC: Karon Xiong, Community Learning Center Coordinator, at 559-558-4949 or send an email here.

The CLC centers around the shared vision rooted in the belief that all children and families deserve optimal care for healthy development of children and families. The vision is carried out by the CLC Partnerships, a group of core community-benefit organizations, educational institutions, and public and government agencies that serve children and families within the CLC.

Our CLC partners are essential to our work in supporting families with young children! If you are interested in becoming a CLC partner, please fill out this form.


Paid Family Leave Act

Workers who pay into the State Disability Insurance can get up to six weeks of partial pay a year while taking time off from work to care for a new child or a sick family member.

California’s New Parent Leave Act (NPLA)

Widened the scope for employees of small businesses to become eligible for the benefits of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) ‑ where employees may take up to 12 weeks of protected leave to bond with a newborn baby, newly adopted or foster child within the first 12 months of the child’s arrival in the home.

Pregnancy Disability Leave

Women who work for an employer with 5 or more employees are entitled to up to 4 months of Pregnancy Disability Leave.


Local Resource Guide

Services & Programs Available for Families in Fresno County


First 5 California

Looking for more resources? Check out the parent site at First 5 California!


New Parent Kit

Are you a new parent? The FREE Kit for New Parents includes the Parent Guide, Numbers touch-and-feel book, What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick book, and more.


How Trauma Affects Children

Learn more about the impact of toxic stress on children.


Have a specific question or concern about your child/ren?

Contact us today at (559) 558-4900 or fill out this form to be contacted.

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