My name is Elianna Aleman and I have a two-year old daughter, Amanda. I have been coming to the Children’s Board Family Resource Center in North Tampa with my daughter for a few months. I arrived to this wonderful place because a friend, whom I mentioned my worries about my child's development, provided me with information about the Center and its activities.
I want to share our family's story and the experience we had at the Center. On January 2019, I read a post on Facebook about a variety of services offered at the CBFRC in North Tampa. My daughters did not have medical insurance and were in need of a physical and a dental screening.
When my wife earned her doctorate and was selected to begin a new career as a professor at USF’s College of Education, we were thrilled! But, of course, we were a bit nervous about making such a huge change. We had been living in Michigan since 2014 and had built a new life there – one that included our son Aaron, who turned 18 months in August 2019.
Last September Maria and Frank the grandparents to four year old Kris, visited the Children’s Board Family Resource Center in North Tampa for the first time. They saw the sign on the door and came in to find out what we were all about. They explained that they were raising Kris since she was born and that they wanted her to interact with other children. They signed up for Story Time with Arts & Crafts and picked out all that they could join during the week and soon became frequent participants.