The Port Washington Parent Resource Center announced this week a $3,000 grant from the People's United Community Foundation to help with their Outreach Program classes for low-income families.
The Stepping Stones Class is a collaborative effort with the Port Washington School District to provide early childhood educational experiences for low-income families with children up to age 4. The classes focus on exploration, developing emerging skills, building self-esteem, school rules and routines along with motor skill development.
“We are grateful to the People's United Community Foundation for this grant, which has greatly helped our Outreach Program and our low-income families,” said Leila Noor, director of development for the PRC.
The funding helps children from low-income families to take some of the newest classes classes offered, such as Family Pre-K and Pee-Wee Problem Solvers, according to the PRC.
Approximately 75 children are currently enrolled in the Outreach Program.
Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the foundation include affordable housing, community development, and youth development.