Youngsters’s Studying Facilities introduced that they’re the recipients of a $200,000 grant from Bank of America, by its “Neighborhood Builders” program.
As an awardee, they obtain a grant, plus a yr of management coaching for Marc Jaffe, the Govt Director, in addition to an rising chief inside CLC. Moreover, they’ll be a part of a community of peer organizations throughout the US with the chance to entry capital to develop their affect.
CLC is the second largest supplier of early training and care in Connecticut.
CLC usually serves practically 1,000 kids every day, 87% of whom are thought of low-income.
As COVID-19 protocols have elevated bills, the Neighborhood Builders funds can be used to assist operational prices together with PPE for academics. It can even be utilized in creating a Blended Pre-Okay model (distance studying) with a central objective of household engagement whereas additionally offering working flexibility in the course of the pandemic. This can assist CLC proceed their imaginative and prescient of constructing a simply future the place each youngster and household thrives due to early childhood training.
“America’s early childhood system was fragile and operated on razor skinny margins previous to the pandemic. Now prolonged closures and elevated working prices as a consequence of COVID-19 coupled with lowered capability is pushing the early childhood system that working dad and mom depend on, to the brink of collapse,” mentioned Marc Jaffe in a launch. “The Neighborhood Builders grant could have an incredible affect on CLC and the kids we serve and can permit us to proceed our mission. Thanks, Bank of America, to your partnership!”