PRE4CLE, Cleveland’s plan to expand high-quality preschool, launched a new program named Early Learning Spaces to help high-quality child care providers in the city of Cleveland. Early Learning Spaces will offer child care and Head Start providers grants, technical assistance, and professional development to complete facility renovations that support the health, safety, learning, and development of young children. The program is being launched through a $1-million grant from The George Gund Foundation and a matching $1-million donation from Gordon and the late Llura Gund. PRE4CLE plans to fund renovations at 12 sites this year and is in the midst of an aggressive $20-million fundraising effort to fully renovations for 80 child care centers and 70 child care homes – impacting more than 6,000 Cleveland children a year. ACS has worked with PRE4CLE since its launch in 2014.
WEWS (Cleveland ABC) – Major Initiative Launches to Improve Early Childhood Education in Cleveland
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Ideastream Public Media (WKSU) – PRE4CLE Launches Initiative to Renovate Early Learning Facilities in Cleveland