News from the Director
March Newsletter Piece
April is fund raising month at the Center. When the Board of Director’s passed this year’s budget, they approved $8,000 in income from grants, donations and fund raising. So far this year we have raised $3,600. Only $4,395 to go. On April 13, the PVO will hold a pasta dinner and raffle and we will put up the Giving Tree to meet our goal.
Aren’t families already paying a high tuition and shouldn’t those funds cover the costs for the Center? Yes, but in exchange for the tuition you pay your children are receiving the highest quality child care and preschool education. They are guided by experienced, well educated teachers, in bright classrooms with the lowest teacher/child ratios in the area. And children play in the most enchanting outdoor spaces including the play yard, garden and outdoor classroom. In addition tuition pays for:
Blue cross Blue Shield Benefits
Continuing Education for Staff
Phone and Internet
Fire Safety System
For 2012-2013, the board voted to keep tuition flat across most programs. This in spite of the fact that almost every one of the expenses listed above has increased this year.
Why should families make a contribution to the Center? It will help us keep tuition rates flat in the year ahead. It will enable us to continue our standards of excellence and to buy the extras for the Center such as, new shelving units and tables, a tree house on the playground, landscaping in the outdoor classroom, new child size chairs, new floor in the Adventurer room, a new intercom and telephone system, and an energy efficient refrigerator.
How can families contribute?
Come to the Pasta Dinner/Fundraising Event on Saturday, April 13
Buy tickets for the raffle (look for more information in your child’s cubby)
Pick a dollar amount off the giving tree which will go up in the main building the first week of April and write a check (If you donate more than $75 you are eligible for a drawing for a free week of tuition)
Help us get support from friends or relatives who could make a donation
Donate your time to build or repair something around the Center
Thank you for helping to make the Center the very best it can be.