Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. (CCCR) is pleased to announce that it has received a $9,539 grant from the Community Trust Fund of The League Club. Funds from the grant will be used to purchase an interactive Smartboard, projector and pre-installed learning activities for Little Wonders, a CCCR Early Childhood Development Center. The interactive Smartboard, with its touch screen and English and Spanish language capacity, will help preschool-aged children prepare for kindergarten. Collier Child Care Resources is one of 35 local nonprofit organizations to receive a grant from The League Club, which awarded $343,743 to charities in Collier and Lee Counties this year.
“We are very grateful for this generous grant from The League Club,” says Niccole Howard, Executive Director/CEO of Collier Child Care Resources. “With the Smartboard, we can expose the children to state-of-the-art digital technology. This will help our young children become comfortable with the touch screen process that is becoming so important in using computers, notepads and e-readers and that many schools are utilizing for instructional use. This Smartboard will help ensure that the young children in our care receive the best education and are prepared for today’s increasingly complex technical developments.”
The grant award presentation was made at The League Club’s annual Briefcase Breakfast, held on April 4th, 2019. Since 1987, The League Club has distributed more than $4.5 Million to local nonprofit agencies. Grants awarded this year support education, hunger relief and healthcare. The League Club women have also contributed thousands of volunteer hours in various areas.
MORE ABOUT CCCR
Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. operates four early childhood development centers locally, which provide high-quality education and child care to children ages birth to five years. CCCR gives partial tuition assistance to low-income, working families that are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Over 80 percent of the children enrolled are from economically disadvantaged families who receive tuition assistance. CCCR also benefits early learning professionals and parents by offering educational seminars and connection to additional resources for families and children.