Childcare Resource Network

Our Mission

We strive to provide opportunities for loving, safe, and quality child care for parents, at a price they can afford, while at the same time serving our communities with integrity, resourcefulness, and advocacy in our child development centers, our First Class Pre-Ks, our resource facilities, and our training facilities.

Childcare Resource Network (CRN) began business over 50 years ago, in September of 1972, as a small, rural child care center in Cedar Bluff, Alabama, serving 12 children. Today, CRN, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is a private Alabama corporation with a 501 (c) (3) tax status that employs approximately 50 child care professionals. The name was officially changed to Childcare Resource Network in 1995.

CRN has many successful years of experience managing the administration and implementation of the child care quality enhancement program in Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall counties for the Department of Human Resources. The agency also owns and operates four (4) comprehensive child development centers with sliding fee scales, with an enrollment in excess of 200 children; provides a comprehensive resource and referral program for families and community employers; provides comprehensive training, education, and resource opportunities for parents, providers of care and the communities in two locations; and administers four (4) Alabama First Class ​Pre-K sites.

Mary Davis

Mary Sibert Davis

Executive Director
Childcare Resource Network

From our Executive Director

As a part of the child day care community of Northeast Alabama, Childcare Resource Network has worked for over 50 years to improve the lives of children, to support child care providers who work with our children on a daily basis, and to advocate for the improvement of all services that support healthy families. Children have only one childhood and it is the responsibility of each of us to help all children experience the wonders of this world.  What better memories can we give our children than the attention of loving and caring adults? At Childcare Resource Network, we work to make opportunities available for anyone who has a part in a child’s life to learn, experience, and to have available resources that will make them better caregivers. It is our wish that all of us will work together to support the success of every child and that we will all work to advocate for healthy happy children who will be ready for public school and their future as productive adults.