The Dallas Woman’s Forum Events Benefit Landauer ChildCareGroup Center

November 16, 2012

The Alexander Mansion  |  4607 Ross Avenue  |  214-823-4533

For the second year, ChildCareGroup is thrilled to be included as a beneficiary of The Dallas Woman’s Forum’s spectacular holiday events.

There are two exciting occasions for community members to join us for delicious cuisine, live music performances, a beautiful holiday home tour and more at the stately Alexander Mansion, one of Dallas’s oldest residences. Don’t miss these perfect opportunities to enjoy a holiday luncheon with family and friends!


The Holiday Home Tour, Boutique and Holiday Café 
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday, December 6-9
Guests will enjoy spectacular rooms bedecked in holiday finery. On the first floor there will be music performances and photo opportunities with Santa as well as tours every half-hour. Upstairs guests can browse unique offerings in the gift boutique — including antiques, jewelry, handcrafted home decor, candles, chocolates, teas, jellies, stationery, vintage clothing and so much more. Everyone will want to enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of soup, a gourmet salad, sweet and savory muffins, dessert and a beverage that will be served daily in the festive café. Holiday goodies, perfect for gift giving, will be available at the Bake Sale. Admission to the Tour and Boutique is $10 for adults; $5 for children. Reservations for the Holiday Café are $12. 
To make reservations, click here or call 214-823-4533

The European Tea Room 
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, through Friday, December 21
A three-course tea will be served on fine china. Reservations are $45 for adults (tea, champagne, tax and gratuity included); $15 for children under 12. Tours of the Mansion are $5, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
To make reservations, click here or call 214-823-4533.


Proceeds will benefit the preservation of the C.H. Alexander Mansion and the charities of The Dallas Woman’s Forum, including Landauer ChildCareGroup Center.

“As one of the oldest residences in Dallas, The C.H. Alexander Mansion is a city treasure that is truly beautiful during the holidays. New decorations will be added this year, and each room will have a different theme and colors which create an enchanting atmosphere,” Virginia Cook, President of The Dallas Woman’s Forum, said. “It is a magical setting for creating special memories, and this is a wonderful holiday tradition for Dallas families and visitors.”

Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2011

Here at ChildCareGroup, the holidays are definitely happy. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends in the community. Here are just a few examples…



Alliance Data officially adopted our Anderson Child Development Center and hosted a holiday party. CLICK HERE to view pictures. We are so thankful for companies who invest in our centers long-term. (Find out more about our Adopt-a-Center Program.)



Santa Claus made an appearance at our Landauer Child Development Center! Each child received a new stuffed animal, donated by Nationwide associates (distributed by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas), as well as adorable new pajamas donated by the Dallas Woman’s Forum.

The children were excited to see Santa!


Nap time with the new stuffed animals AND new pajamas.



Ernst & Young volunteers came to our Bock Child Development Center and did some much needed yard work. Thanks for making Bock a welcoming place this holiday season!

In addition, the Highland Park HiLite Group adopted each child and purchased gifts from their holiday wish lists.



Our MLK Child Development Center was thrilled to get a donation from Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP to purchase toys! A parent dressed as Santa Claus and passed them out to the children.

Children in Room 6 decided it was better to give this holiday season. They conducted a food drive and donated items to the S.M. Wright Foundation. What a sweet reminder that this season is about giving, rather than receiving!



 Parent participation is something we value and highly encourage at our child development centers. During the holidays at UMC, we had several outstanding parent volunteers. We cannot thank them enough!

Maria worked hard to collect toys for the children.

Mr. and Mrs. Murillo each contributed to the festivities. Elizabeth planned the holiday program and Sandro dressed as Santa Claus for the occasion!  



Thanks to some very generous groups, we were able to give a toy to every child at our Centers.

Dallas Academy Student Council

Motion Industries, Inc.

Rebel Rousers Dance Club 


Without the kindness of the people listed above, we could not have provided these special gifts and activities for our children.

Happy holidays from all of us at ChildCareGroup!

Message from CEO: Tori Mannes

December 9, 2011

Volunteers play a key role in the success of any nonprofit organization, and that is certainly true at ChildCareGroup!

On Thursday I had the privilege of joining Tonjia Grady Grimble, Center Manager of our Landauer ChildCareGroup Center, at the annual holiday party hosted by Dallas Woman’s Forum. 

Dallas Woman’s Forum was founded in 1906 and is committed to the support of  charitable and educational projects and the preservation of a historical landmark (The Alexander Mansion). The Dallas Woman’s Forum has included ChildCareGroup’s Landauer Center as a beneficiary for the past six years, and during that time the organization has provided an abundance of volunteer service, resources and support for the children and families we serve.

The Dallas Woman’s Forum members warmly welcomed Tonjia and me to their party, and I was touched by their enthusiastic expressions of support for our Landauer Center and the children there. I am so grateful to the generous and service-minded women of this organization. Their commitment to the Landauer Center makes an enormous difference to our children and their families, and to our staff.

Thank you for supporting ChildCareGroup!
Tori Mannes

Representatives from the Landauer Parent Advisory Committee on a visit to the Alexandar Mansion. (Pictured left to right: Tori Mannes, Tiffany Green, Jasnique VanAuwelaer, Tonjia Grady Gimble and Katrina Lopez)


ChildCareGroup’s Landauer Center is proud to be a beneficiary of the Dallas Woman’s Forum’s 2011 Holiday Home Tour at the Alexander Mansion. Now in its fourth year, this exceptional tour is complete with a boutique and holiday café.

Holiday Home Tour, Boutique and Holiday Café Dates:
Thursday through Sunday, December 8 – 11
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find more details HERE
Buy Holiday Home Tour tickets online HERE