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Parents Association of the CFC

The Parents Association is a parent led, volunteer-driven organization that seeks to build a community of families that support each other in our common goal of pursuing demanding careers and raising strong children. 

Families who have a child currently in the Child and Family Center of The Rockefeller University are automatically granted membership into the Parents Association of the Child and Family Center of The Rockefeller University.

Upcoming Events

May Board Meeting: May 11 9-10am in GSR2 Common Room

All parents welcome! We ask at least one parent per room to attend.

Minutes from previous meetings can be found here. The May agenda will be posted here once finalized. If you would like to add something to the agenda, please email

PA Board Election: Call For Nominations

Elections are about to begin for next year’s Board of Directors. Please consider nominating yourself and/or another CFC parent to serve on the Board.

Members of the board will have the opportunity to contribute to the future direction of the PA and the CFC through holding leadership positions, helping with fundraising efforts, and/or building community within the CFC. See this document for more details.

Submit nominations to by Thursday May 31. And spread the word!

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7-11

CFC parents, please work with your Room Parents to plan small, thoughtful gestures for showing your appreciation for your kids’ teachers throughout this week.

Spring Concert: May 20 

Save the date for a fun performance by Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band! More details coming soon.

What We Do

  • Fund Raising
    • Halloween bake sale: 10/31/2017
    • Spring bake sale
    • T-shirt shop (more info at right)
    • Golf outing
  • Designate funds to be used for curriculum enhancement and community building events throughout the year
    • Bari Concert on campus (featuring Bari Koral, a former music teacher at the CFC)
    • Pizza/Music Concert nights
    • Organize and maintain the library
    • End-of-year CFC potluck
    • The Nature of Things educators and animals visiting twice per year
    • The Chick Hatching Program from Quiver Farms
    • Puppet Shows by WonderSpark Puppets and Puppetsburg Puppeteers
    • Visits by storyteller Bill Gordh
    • Soccer classes for preschoolers
    • Seminars by outside speakers focusing on issues related to parenting and childhood education and development
  • Organize the collection and dissemination of teacher appreciation gifts
    • Collect for monetary gifts that are distributed to each CFC classroom and specialty teacher around the holidays
    • Organize gifts for Teacher Appreciation week
  • Support the CFC classroom teachers & classroom communities through Room Parents who organize room breakfasts, non-monetary gifts for teachers’ birthdays and Teacher Appreciation week, and help with communication between the PA Board and all CFC parents.


Parents Association Bylaws

You can access a copy of the current bylaws here.

Connect with Us

Please join our monthly Board Meetings—2nd Friday of every month @9am in a CFC Common Room.

Your room has one or two designated Room Parents who are a great contact for specific questions and will help share information from the Board.

Contact the Parents Association Executive Committee at with any ideas or suggestions.


Pamela Stark
Director of the Child and Family Center
phone: x7071

Kathy Burke
Administrative Assistant
phone: x7072

The T-shirt Shop

The T-shirt Shop sells Rockefeller University branded clothing and other items such as mugs, backpacks, pens and notebooks.

The proceeds of the T-shirt shop benefit the Rockefeller University Child and Family Center.

Mondays: 12:15pm–12:45pm
Fridays: 5pm–5:30pm.
Can also be opened by appointment.

1st floor of the Rockefeller Research Building

For questions, to purchase items for an event, to suggest new items, or to volunteer in the shop (CFC parents) please contact: