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FAIRPLEX CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO BENEFIT FROM $100,000 GRANT FROM CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION rc=http:
The California Community Foundation has awarded a two-year core operating grant of $100,000 the Fairplex Child Development Center in support of its infant, toddler and preschool programs, the Family Literacy Project and the Center’s partnership with the University of La Verne.
“The CCF grant will go a long way in advancing the skills of our teachers, which will then be reflected in what they do in the classroom,” said Holly Reynolds, CDC director.
The Center was founded in 1980 with the mission to provide the highest quality, safe, nurturing, educational environment where diverse children, families and adults come together to learn and grow. It serves nearly 200 children from ages 8 weeks to 6 years with specially designed infant, toddler and preschool classrooms and is all inclusive, offering programs for children with special needs and learning disabilities. The Center formed a partnership with the University of La Verne in 1991, designating the CDC as a laboratory school and hands-on training site for ULV students. A family literacy program to promote reading was begun in 2006 for children and their parents, including a series of workshops for parents (vocational training, GED and English as a Second Language classes) and a Take Home backpack component in which children can check out a backpack full of books for home enjoyment.
This is the first California Community Foundation grant for the Center. Founded in 1915, the CCF is one of the leading philanthropic organizations in Los Angeles County, managing more than $1 billion in assets. Each year it grants more than $100 million as investments in the future of our local communities. The foundation partners with individual donors and actively supports non-profits organizations to address diverse and dynamic needs of our communities. CCF makes grants in the areas of health, education, affordable housing, the arts and human development.
For more information on the Center, call (909) 623-3899, or to contribute to the Child Development Center Endowment Fund, contact (909) 865-4205. Visit www.fairplex.org for more information.