Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) has received grant monies from the Community Foundation of Collier County from the Alfred & Vera Goodman Fund in the amount of $15,000. The funds will provide partial tuition assistance for lower income families whose children are enrolled at the NCEF Early Childhood Education Center, operated by CCCR.
“At least 75 percent of the families receive partial tuition assistance and 60 percent live at or below poverty level. The future success of every child is in many ways determined before he or she enters kindergarten. During these early years, a child’s brain develops more rapidly between birth and age five than any other subsequent period. Children who are at risk of not doing well in school gain significant benefits from quality childcare. All children need to enter school ready and able to succeed. We are extremely grateful for this donation that will enable the children to continue on their path to success,” said Niccole Howard, Executive Director of CCCR.