Eat Buffalo Wild Wings® on April 8th! ChildCareGroup Receives 10%

April 2, 2014

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BUFFALO WILD WINGS
4140 Lemmon Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
click here for directions

Help us kick off the Week of the Young Child with delicious food, and help raise money for ChildCareGroup!

EAT WINGS. RAISE FUNDS. IT PAYS.

On April 8th, Buffalo Wild Wings® will donate 10% of all pre-taxed food sales (less alcohol and promotional discounts) from any Guest that presents this fundraising ticket. (If you forget to print the ticket, be sure to let them know that you’re there to support ChildCareGroup!)

DOWNLOAD FUNDRAISING TICKET

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Thank you for supporting ChildCareGroup and the Week of the Young Child!


Your old stuff can help at-risk children: Schedule a pick-up today!

November 20, 2013

We’re excited to announce our new donation program! Through a partnership with National Recycling Solutions, ChildCareGroup is able to turn your gently-used items into cash to support our early childhood programs.

Here’s How you Can Help:

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Your donation will be picked up (rain or shine) between 9:00 a.m. and dark. You do not need to be home.

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Proceeds from donation sales will support the programs and services offered by ChildCareGroup, which touches the lives of more than 45,000 children each year.

Watch your mailbox for this postcard!
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Other ways to get involved:
(Collection bins and promotional materials will be provided by NRS)

  • Host a donation drive at your office (one-time, monthly, quarterly, annually or for a holiday).
  • Bring gently used items to your volunteer projects at ChildCareGroup.
  • Host a metal collection bin at your office parking lot year-round.

For more information, please call (214) 905-3550.

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Remember ChildCareGroup on North Texas Giving Day: Thursday, September 19

September 19, 2013

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7:00 a.m. – midnight
Donations of $25+ will be matched.

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National research shows a $7 return on investment
for every
$1 spent on quality early childhood education.
Your investment goes further at ChildCareGroup!

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The mission of ChildCareGroup is
to promote, deliver and expand
the best early care and education programs
  for children, parents and early childhood professionals.

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Honoring the Profession 2013

June 3, 2013

ChildCareGroup and leaders in the early childhood development field came together to recognize Dallas-area early childhood professionals for their extraordinary talents and dedication.

The “Honoring the Profession” awards ceremony and dinner was held Wednesday, May 22nd at the Crowne Plaza Dallas-Market Center. The special evening’s theme was “Teachers Change the Future!” and was sponsored by IBM and Crowne Plaza Dallas-Market Center.

“It is our privilege to honor the individuals who are going above and beyond in the field of early childhood education,” said Tori Mannes, President and CEO of ChildCareGroup. “Each day they invest in our most valuable asset — our children — and together we are equipping the next generation in Dallas for success.”

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ChildCareGroup’s Sonya Bemporad Excellence in Child Care Award was presented to Cheryl Middleton-Davis, of Martin Luther King ChildCareGroup Center.

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ChildCareGroup’s Sonya Bemporad Excellence in Child Care Award was presented to Shavon Ransom, of Bock ChildCareGroup Center.

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ChildCareGroup’s Elaine Krause Award was presented to Marriel Webb, owner/operator of Braswell Child Development Center, Braswell Kids Too, Kids Concepts Child Development Center and Joyful Noise.

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ChildCareGroup’s Healthy Start, Healthy Children Award of Excellence was presented to Greenville Avenue Child Development Center, accepted by Raymond Hart.

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DAEYC’s Alzenia Hunter Teacher of the Year Award was presented to Karen Trammell, of First Kids Richardson.

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DAEYC’s Early Childhood Administrator of the Year Award was presented to Teri Budde, Director of First Kids Richardson.

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DAEYC’s Margaret Cone Impact Award was presented to Felicia Bluitt.

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DAEYC’s Pat Kennedy Teacher Educator Award was presented to Dr. Deborah Diffily, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Southern Methodist University.

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DAEYC’s Early Childhood Trainer of the Year Award was presented to Linda Bardales, of Educational First Steps.

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DAEYC’s Wanda Meshack Smith Advocate of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Richard Cinclair, Dean of Social Sciences and Human Services at Eastfield College.

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DAEYC’s Academic Scholarship was presented to Myshundre T. Davis.

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DAEYC’s Joanie Pieper TAEYC Conference Award was presented to Maria Roman, of Mi Escuelita Preschool.

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Special thanks to our event Sponsors and Partners

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Child Care Licensing
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Head Start of Greater Dallas
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ChildCareGroup has a new look!

May 22, 2013

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ChildCareGroup’s mission is to promote, deliver and expand
the best early care and education programs
for children, parents and early childhood professionals.

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As our community’s trusted source for the best early care and education programs for children, parents and early childhood providers, ChildCareGroup sought a new look that would encompass our strong history as well as our vision to lift two generations from poverty through quality early care and education.

We were pleased to be able to work with noted strategic marketing/branding firm MEplusYOU (formerly imc2) to help us bring forth our vision.

The alignment of our logo, mission and tagline exemplifies our belief and vision for our organization.  Our new logo combines the image of a book and an enthusiastic child, to represent an eagerness to learn and emphasizes that a life of achievement starts with early education. Our tagline, “Nurturing the great in every child,” references our belief that children learn best in the context of relationships, and that there is greatness and potential in every child.

Where we’ve been – 112 Years in Early Education
Community Chest_CMYKChildCareGroup was founded at the turn of the century by caring and civic-minded people concerned about the appalling conditions in which many poor children were living.  In 1901, three organizations, the Clara Chaison Free Kindergarten and Training School; the Free Kindergarten Association; and the Dallas Free Kindergarten and Industrial Association joined forces to create what is known today as ChildCareGroup, to provide day care and kindergarten for the children of the women who worked in Dallas’ cotton mills. By 1903, there were a total of 350 children enrolled in the consolidated Dallas Free Kindergarten and Industrial Association programs, with many more on waiting lists.

DSC_1652In 2012, ChildCareGroup touched the lives of nearly 46,000 children, parents, and early childhood providers in Dallas County alone.

We teach young children.

We train early childhood professionals.

We assist families.

Our agency has grown over the years to include comprehensive evidence-based programs and services for children, parents, and early childhood professionals.  We are excited about the future and look forward to sharing our journey with you.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission and programs!

Tori Mannes
CEO/President


ChildCareGroup honors Alliance Data and Najiyyah Crayton at Annual Meeting

January 23, 2013

ChildCareGroup held its Annual Meeting on January 16, 2013 to recognize people who made a significant impact on our organization in 2012 and to introduce the slate of officers and new Board of Trustees for 2013.

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Special Presentation
Landauer ChildCareGroup Center

DSC_0248_ed Students from Landauer ChildCareGroup Center perform their favorite songs for guests.

 

Guest Speaker
Todd Williams
Executive Director, Commit!

DSC_0260_edTodd Williams delivered a powerful message about the importance of working together to improve education in Dallas. The ChildCareGroup Board of Trustees voted unanimously to sign the Partnership Agreement to join Commit!, Dallas County’s education reform initiative.
 

Corporate Volunteer of the Year
Alliance Data

DSC_0281_edTori Mannes, CCG President; Becky Dunn, Anderson ChildCareGroup Center; Aimee Fisher, Alliance Data; and Don Shipman, 2012 Board Chair

 

Individual Volunteer of the Year
Najiyyah Crayton

DSC_0282_edTori Mannes, CCG President; Vanessa Maxey, Bock ChildCareGroup Center; Najiyyah Crayton; and Don Shipman, 2012 Board Chair

 

Introduction of the 2013 Board Chair
Dotti Reeder

DSC_0286_edDon Shipman, 2012 Board Chair, passes the gavel to 2013 Board Chair Dotti Reeder of JP Morgan Securities.

 

Outgoing Trustees
Todd Bright, Tyrone James, Patricia Delgadillo

Introduction of 2013 New Trustees
Matt Coscia, Rick Ligon, Aaron Miller, Leigh Mundinger, Sharon Popham, Kirstine Rogers

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 On behalf of everyone at ChildCareGroup, thank you to our community volunteers and supporters. We could not deliver our early care and school readiness education programs without you!

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Happy #GivingTuesday! Turn your gifts into investments at ChildCareGroup.

November 27, 2012

 

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) …Now we have a day for giving back!

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DONATE NOW!

By giving to ChildCareGroup, you invest in the future of our city.

ChildCareGroup positively impacts two generations of the same family, by offering quality early childhood education to children of low-income, working parents.

We help the parents break the cycle of poverty in their family by giving them the opportunity to seek employment while their children spend several hours a day in an enriching, active environment. In addition, we significantly impact the children by providing a safe, nurturing, educational and therapeutic setting that helps transform their future.

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DONATE NOW!

 #GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING CHILDCAREGROUP!