So much to be thankful for!

November 23, 2011

Tis the season of thanks. This blog is dedicated to recognizing the people who make our programs possible. We could not do it without you, and we would like to take a moment and share what we are thankful for.

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We are thankful that…She is able to read and write!

Our Center Operations Program served 595 low income children through our six Head Start/Early Head Start Child Development Centers located throughout the Metroplex. We provided a quality early care and education program, medical and dental screenings, nutritious meals, mental health and special needs services at little or no cost to low income families.

 

We are thankful that…He is able to have healthy meals!

Our USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program served 990,914 meals to approximately 2,100 children in our centers and family child care homes in Dallas County, meeting two thirds of their nutritional requirements. 

 

We are thankful that…She is able to keep her job!

Our Child Care Assistance Program recruited, vetted and enlisted 14,123 families for the child care subsidy program. As a contractor for Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, we placed 27,215 children in care, allowing their parents to be gainfully employed or to begin an accredited training program. We were awarded the subsidy contract for Southeast Texas, enabling us to serve an additional 2,500 children monthly.

 

We are thankful that…They are able to receive training and safely care for children.

Our Community Education and Training Program taught 4,222 Dallas County early childhood professionals the best practices for early care and education by providing 23,997 contact hours of training. 

 

We are thankful that…They are able to prepare their daughter for school.

ChildCareGroup implemented several United Way funded initiatives. Born Learning enabled 80 parents to better prepare their children for entry into kindergarten. Disaster Preparedness qualified 341 providers to better respond to emergencies by offering them extensive training in disaster preparation. Funded by Citi, Small Business Success provided 28 hours of financial training to 78 child care business owners and operators. 

 

We are thankful that…He is able to locate child care for his daughter.

Our Resource and Referral Program provided 5,000 referrals to 536 families looking for child care; 21,539 families visited our online service, GetChildCareNOW.com, to gain access to information on locating and choosing a child care program.

 

WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU!
Without your support, none of this would be possible.
Happy Thanksgiving from ChildCareGroup!