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Funding allows Southeast Indiana nonprofits to target child care/education initiatives

Nonprofits benefit from COVID-19 relief grant.
October 4, 2021

GREENDALE, Indiana (Oct. 1, 2021) — Child care centers in southern Indiana will be better able to address the social, emotional and cognitive learning needs of children, and the centers will help families develop knowledge and skills to support their children’s development and growth.

Those are goals 4C of Southern Indiana will pursue using $70,000 recently awarded by UWGC Southeast Indiana. The funds are part of a COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative grant that UWGC Southeast Indiana received from Indiana United Ways, a state professional organization. The grant was made possible with funding from Lilly Endowment Inc.

4C of Southern Indiana is a nonprofit devoted to quality child care in 28 Indiana counties. Its regional training center serves early childhood staff, as well as children ages 0 to 5 and parents and caregivers. Families served by 4C include low-income households, English as a Second Language students, and families involved with the Department of Children’s Services. 

United Way prioritizes quality child care because it is essential in helping children be socially, emotionally and academically ready for kindergarten. And kindergarten readiness is closely tied to success not only in school, but later in life.

Other nonprofits that were awarded COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative funding from United Way:

Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation: $9,150 to purchase Second Steps Digital Curriculum for three years for Lawrenceburg Primary School and Central Elementary School. The curriculum will provide social/emotional learning support. School officials say the need for such support has increased significantly as COVID-19 has placed demands on students, families and the community.

Rising Sun School Corporation: $16,000 to fund the Character Strong program for four years. The program is aimed at students in pre-K to fifth grade and focuses on social/emotional learning and character development.

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