CLC AWARDED COMMUNITY NEEDS GRANT
The DeKalb County Community Foundation awarded to CLC a grant of $2,490 to upgrade the intercom/security system. Thank you DCCF!
CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTER'S 17th ANNUAL FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Our 17th Annual Family Fun Night on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 was a success! Activities included a General Raffle, Targeted Raffle, Silent Auction, Classroom Activities, and a Light Supper.
Thank you to all our generous donors and all our staff, families, and friends who joined in the fun. We raised $2,600!
PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER
Thank you to all the families and friends who participated in the CLC Fundraiser at Panda Express on Tuesday, March 25th and Wednesday, March 26th. We raised @$202.80 toward the purchase of a new SCHOOL BUS!
Thank you to everyone who supported CLC by visiting the Sycamore McDonald's on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, for our School Bus fundraiser. We raised @$168.87 toward the purchase of a new SCHOOL BUS.
2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNUAL MEETING
At its Annual Meeting Wednesday evening October 16th, the CLC Board of Directors elected new officers: Jeffrey Myles, President, Katherine Gannon, Vice President, Vicki Maertz, Secretary, and Scott R. Erwin, Treasurer.
Child care quality is linked to caregiver experience, and the Board honors staff members for each five years of employment at the Center. This year, Tracie Maillet and Wendy Wakeland received 10-year awards, Lynn Kohley a 25-year award and Ken Rodd a 35-year award.
Outgoing President Diane Lizer conferred President’s Awards on Martha Maxstadt and Nicole Berns as this year’s distinguished staff members.
Each year, CLC confers the Mandy Derrington Friend of the Child Award upon a person or persons who act on behalf of children. The Board presented its 2012 award to Ken Rodd in recognition of his ongoing efforts to teach safe cycling, to repair children's bicycles and to give bikes to children and adults who need them.
The evening’s featured speaker was Bill Buczinsky, a poet and teacher trainer who is the author of Strange World, A Poetic Journey.
DCCF Awards Playground Grant to CLC and Growing Place
The DeKalb County Community Foundation awarded a Community Needs Grant of $5,000 to Children’s Learning Center and an equal amount to Growing Place, Inc. for repairs and remodeling of the playground the two centers share at 905-909 South Fourth Street. The project will include changes in the playground's grading, surfacing and drainage as well as new fencing, a canopy and a garden area.
Addressing and meeting changing and emerging needs in DeKalb county is the goal of the DeKalb County Community Foundation's grantmaking. The income generated by endowment funds is distributed, in the form of grants, to various community organizations.
A United Way member agency, Children's Learning Center has served the community for over 40 years. The two centers have been neighbors in the community for 20 years. Together they serve more than 200 children and their families each day.
The annual Family Fun Night and Raffle at the day care center on April 19, 2012 raised $3,250 for CLC. Over 200 people attended. There were silent auctions and raffle drawings, classroom activities, and a casual supper for everyone.
Area merchants, services and sports teams donated over a hundred auction items and raffle prizes.
The Children's Learning Center Board of Directors Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. For further information, click here.
CLC Achieves Three-Star Rating
Children's Learning Center (CLC) earned a Star Level Three rating effective December 3, 2010 under the Quality Counts: Quality Rating System (QRS) initiative of the Illinois Department of Human Services. The QRS awards star levels, over and above the standards required for child care licensing, which programs serving assistance-eligible families can achieve by meeting specific quality criteria in every area from building and grounds to administrative practices.
In addition to the honor of a QRS certificate, the Center will receive higher daily reimbursement rates for eligible children. The three-star rating will support future advances in quality as it rewards the excellence CLC has already achieved.
Technical assistance, training and support are provided by Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C), our local Child Care Resource and Referral agency. As always, we are grateful for their dedication.
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