Despite the recognition of the benefits of early childhood education, government funding has decreased, yet the need of low and moderate income families increases. Over 40% of our families receive financial assistance. You can impact the life of a child through your support!
As we congregate as families this Thanksgiving Day we celebrate our family mission of bonding, caring and loving of one another. We hope that when you plan your holiday giving that you include The Day Nursery in this plan and especially on the nationwide day of giving, #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, November 29, 2016. We have partnered with #ILGive on this day and when you give specifically on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 we get to keep all of the donations made through them on that day.
The Day Nursery’s mission is to provide quality, nurturing early child care and preschool provided by a professional and caring staff in a safe environment for families in the community.
The Day Nursery was founded in 1912 due to the need observed to have quality early childhood programs for families of working parents. The Day Nursery founders were far ahead of their time in their perception of the value such a program brings to the children, the families, and the community at large.
That need has not gone away. Nationwide more and more families – of all economic backgrounds – are two-income families and need to rely on quality, reliable early childhood care. Over the last forty years, the research has been done and the science developed that indicate that every dollar invested in high quality early childhood programs yields at least $8.60 in value over time. The return increases to as much as $10 for low-income children.
Thank you and have a joyous, wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.