A new fund at the LaGrange County Community Foundation will support community efforts to improve access to early learning and childcare in LaGrange County.
The LaGrange County Early Learning Coalition Fund will support efforts underway to improve early childhood education in LaGrange County. Early learning supports the need for childcare and access to quality care, for infants, toddlers, and young children.
In 2020, Parkview LaGrange spearheaded efforts to discuss childcare needs in the community with community leaders and businesses, leading to the formation of the LaGrange County Early Learning Coalition.
The coalition includes representatives from Farmers State Bank, LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce, Parkview LaGrange, Agape Childcare Ministry, Rainbow Years Learning Ministry, LaGrange County Community Foundation, LaGrange County Economic Development Corp., LaGrange County REMC, Lakeland School Corporation, and other community leaders.
The coalition is focused on improving access to care and understanding the needs around childcare and early learning opportunities for parents, providers, and businesses.
Parkview LaGrange contributed $10,000 to launch the LaGrange County Early Learning Coalition fund. The fund will support the coalition’s efforts to improve access to childcare and allows fundraising efforts to begin.
The LaGrange County Early Coalition will address these primary goals with the fund:
- Conduct a feasibility study to determine the needs in LaGrange County for childcare and early learning facilities;
- To acquire a facility to start a childcare and early learning program; and
- To hire staff to run the facility and classrooms.
The LaGrange County Early Learning Coalition is dedicated to improving early learning in LaGrange County. We are excited to create this fund to support the needs around early learning and childcare.Christina Blaskie, coordinator of the LaGrange County Early Learning Coalition.
To donate to the LaGrange County Early Learning Coalition Fund, visit lccf.net/donate.