Mary’s Center to Establish D.C. Child Care Reopening Fund with Support from Five Foundations
Washington, DC - Mary’s Center announced today a partnership with five foundations to establish and administer the D.C. Child Care Reopening Fund to respond to child care providers’ urgent need of support as the District of Columbia and surrounding states begin to reopen. The partner foundations include the Bainum Family Foundation, A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, and the Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation.
The new $1 million fund will provide four months of sustained support for 115 licensed home-based child care programs and small child care centers in the District through cash assistance and technical assistance to implement new D.C. guidelines for child care providers, as well as personal protective equipment. Mary’s Center, which has a long-standing relationship with the community that includes extensive work with home-based providers across D.C., will work with its partner in education, Briya Public Charter School, in the selection of program participants and the distribution of the funds.
Source: PR Urgent News