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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.

What We Do

  • Fundraising
    • Spring bake sale
    • T-shirt shop (more info at right)
    • Golf outing
    • Concert on campus
  • Designate funds to be used for curriculum enhancement and community building events throughout the year
    • The Nature of Things educators and animals visiting twice per year
    • The Chick Hatching Program from Quiver Farms
    • Visits by storyteller Bill Gordh
    • Soccer classes for preschoolers
    • Organize and maintain the library
    • End-of-year CFC potluck
    • 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

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

Kathy Burke
Administrative Assistant

The T-shirt Shop

The T-shirt Shop sells Rockefeller University branded clothing and other items such as mugs, backpacks, pens and notebooks. See all of our merchandise here.

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

Mondays: 12:00pm–12:30pm
Fridays: 4:15pm–4:45pm.
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: