Janice had to remove her 4-year-old daughter from a child care center for financial reasons. She said it was a very difficult choice, because her daughter was forced to leave her friends and her routine. Now, she's in an all-ages setting and has begun to regress.
Will this little girl be on-target for kindergarten, which will likely impact her entire academic career?
Jessica has two beautiful children with special needs. She works full time but can't afford after school and holiday child care, so she leaves early and calls out sick a lot. She believes she will lose her job soon if she can't figure out how to juggle her career with child care.
Will Jessica be able to build her career and continue to provide her children with a stable place to live and the additional services they require?
For these families and the others who will apply, a scholarship is the difference between quality early care and undesirable - sometimes destructive - alternatives. You can step in and have a lifelong impact: research proves that every child we help is more likely to enter kindergarten ready to learn, move grade to grade on time, avoid risky behavior, graduate high school, earn good wages, and be healthy as adults.
We need your help to say YES to Janice's daughter, to Jessica's children, and to the children from more than 110 other families who have inquired about a scholarship this year. Their parents work hard and live under immense stress as they try to do what's right for their kids today, so they can have a better future.
You can break the cycle and give these children the best chance to build a better life.