Child Care Resource Network honors 10 groups

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Child care professionals and organizations in Western New York were recognized Tuesday night for making a difference.

The Child Care Resource Network honored 10 groups at an awards dinner, including the Boys and Girls Club of Black Rock/Assumption. They won Program of the Year for School Age Children.

Club Director Franco Balassone said, “In many ways we’re like the second home for students. Sometimes we’re the bridge between school and parents. You know parents have to work. A lot of our families are single parent households, so we bridge the gap between the school and the parents.”

This was the first year for this award ceremony. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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