The Riverside County Children & Families Commission recently approved funding for 24 programs throughout Riverside County to increase affordable child care through scholarships and the quality of early learning service.
Participation in high quality early childhood programs can help children prepare for school and is associated with better school performance. Parents and the business community also benefit since quality child care enables parents to participate in the workforce and obtain further education and training.
Grants will be awarded to the following over three and a half years starting Jan. 1, 2013:
Mid- and Southwest Riverside County
Nash Jordan Family Child Care
ABC Child Care
Mt. San Jacinto College
Western Riverside County
Dobson Christian Preschool & Childcare
Greentree Preschool and Child Care
Corona-Norco Family Men’s Association
Nuview Union School District
Riverside City College
The Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth & Families-Day Care
Town & Country Day School
Perris Elementary School District
Bobadillo Family Child Care
Martha’s Village & Kitchen
Palm Springs Unified School District
McCarthy Family Development–College of the Desert
Bermuda Dunes Learning Center
Escuela De La Raza Unida-Blythe
Last year, the Commission developed and approved a new strategic plan to help guide funding decisions through June 30, 2016. Early Care & Education is among three focus areas. Health and Systems Change & Capacity Building are the others.
—News release submitted by Riverside County Children & Families Commission