Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) www.collierchildcare.org is pleased to announce it has received $11,000 from the Community Foundation of Collier County. The funds will be used for partial tuition assistance for children attending CCCR’s Child’s Path and Little Wonders early childhood education programs. Over 75 percent of these children are from low-income, working families and receive partial tuition assistance. A total of four programs are operated by CCCR in which approximately 300 children are enrolled annually. CCCR also operates A Step Up Child Development Center at Golden Gate and Immokalee High Schools for the children of teen parents who wish to continue their high school education without the worry of the high cost of child care.
“We thank the Community Foundation of Collier County, for providing partial tuition assistance to ease the burden of the high cost of child care for our working parents and ensure a high- quality early childhood education for their children,” said Niccole Howard, Executive Director of CCCR. “Many of the children are at-risk for academic failure and come from lower-income families. We are very grateful to the Community Foundation of Collier County for its collaboration with us in recognizing some of our urgent needs, and helping to provide a brighter future for the children.”
“We are proud to support Collier Child Care Resources,” said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County President/CEO. “The best investment we can make in our community’s future is the education of our children. This grant will help by making their early education programs available to our next generation, regardless of their family’s income.”