Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. (CCCR)announced it has received an $8,000 grant from the Community Trust Fund of The League Club. The proceeds from the grant will provide funds to purchase an interactive board, projector and pre-installed learning activities for the NCEF Early Childhood Development Center classroom for three-year olds.
Mabel Ramirez, Director of Program Administration at the NCEF Early Childhood Development Center says, “We are very grateful for this generous grant from The League Club. With the interactive board we can expose the children to state-of-the-art digital technology so they will become comfortable with the touch process that is becoming so important in using computers, notepads and e-readers that many schools are utilizing for instructional use. We need to ensure that the young children in our care receive the best education so they are prepared for today’s increasingly complex technical developments.”
The check presentation was made at The League Club’s annual Briefcase Breakfast, held onApril 10 at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, where $253,213.00 was distributed in grants to 30 local charities. Since 1986, The League Club has distributed more than $3,257,950 to non-profit causes making a valuable impact in Collier and Lee counties. Ellen Vanderburg, Vice President/Community and Chair of the Civic Involvement Committee, said, “We are pleased to award these grants to 30 non-profit agencies that work to strengthen our community and raise the quality of life for all residents in Collier and Lee counties.”
Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. operates three early learning programs: The NCEF Early Childhood Development Center located at Florida SouthWestern State College – Collier Campus and two A Step Up Child Development Centers for the children of teen parents who wish to continue their high school education at Golden Gate and Immokalee High Schools. In addition, CCCR operates a Training & Resource Center in Immokalee that offers professional development for early learning professionals and conducts an annual early childhood conference.
To learn more, make a donation, or find out about volunteer opportunities at CCCR, contact Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. by visiting www.collierchildcare.org. or call (239) 643-3908.