A Community for Student Parents

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Family Resource Center (FRC) recognizes the unique needs of students who are parenting while in school. The FRC provides CCSF student parents access to free childcare during class time, a quiet space to do homework in a child-friendly computer lab, a network of other student parents, and support through resource referrals. The FRC also offers a supervised children's activity room. 

Family Resource Center Logo - Parent and child artistic rendering
The FRC is now available for both in-person and remote services.

The Family Resource Center is continuing to make every effort to support students, parents, children, and families both in-person and remotely. Please contact us for childcare, resources, a student-parent support network, and ongoing events, to support you and your family on your educational path.

Are you a student and also a parent? We want to hear from you! Email us at frc@mail.ccsf.edu to learn more.

You can also check us out on YouTube!
https://youtu.be/m1LBPe4J2R4

Services and Programs

All services at the Family Resource Center are free to current CCSF students.

PEP works similar to a Co-Op. Student-Parents enrolled in PEP are allowed to leave their children while they attend class. Parents are allotted as little as 1 hour and up to 9 hours of care per week, depending on need. This program is limited and parents must go through an approval process before being allowed to use this program. All interested parties should be directed to an FRC program coordinator for information on space availability.

Requirements

  • Your child is 6 months to 5 years old.
  • The maximum is 3 hours per day, no more than 9 hours a week.
  • You must volunteer 1-2 hours a week
  • Parents must be attending classes
  • Must complete the necessary paperwork

Under this program, parents may bring their children with them to the Family Resource Center (FRC) supervised activity room to play while they utilize the FRC computer lab, receive resources, take a break, attend a meeting and/or attend a utilized another program in the Student Union Building.

We are not a licensed daycare. Parents must remain in the building at all times!

To utilize drop-ins, Parents must have their current information on file and notify the receptionist of where are they are going to be at all times.

Drop-In is on a first-come-first-served basis and is dependent on space availability. It is highly recommended that you call ahead of time to secure a space. 

Requirements

  • Your child is 6 months to 12 years old
  • You must remain in the Student Union
  • Fill out necessary paperwork
  • Maximum 3 hrs in a day
  • Space is limited
  • Must fill out a health screening for you and your child
  • Must wear a mask at all times

The Family Resource Center is equipped with a computer lab and study area, which available for all students to use while on campus. However, priority is given to student-parents utilizing PEP and the drop-in program. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to keep the computer lab a respectful and functional space for everyone, we ask that students respect the following rules:

  • No risque or violent materials
  • No swearing
  • Limit cell phone use
  • No food or drink near computers. Place your items on the tables adjacent to this area.
  • Do not leave any items unattended
  • Please, clean up after yourself. 
  • Must fill out a health screening for you and your child
  • Must wear a mask at all times

Our Mission

To build a community of student parents that:

Supports through understanding

Advocates through experience

Empowers through education