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All Nassau County residents deserve access to the highest quality childhood education programs, empowering children to reach their full potential.

While the Nassau County Department of Social Services provides subsidized child care assistance to qualifying families, many deserving families do not qualify. The Harbor Child Care scholarship program helps these deserving families with tuition costs, allowing their children to reap the benefits of quality education.

Unfortunately, we were unable to give nearly as many scholarships last year as we have been able to in the past. We understand that this correlates with emerging out of the pandemic and adapting to the new normal; however, we were left with significantly fewer funds to support the scholarship program and our organization as a whole. This makes this year’s contributions that much more impactful and vital to our organization.

Donating to Our Scholarship Program

100% of your Giving Tuesday donations will go toward our scholarship program.

Harbor Child Care scholarships promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Your generous contributions help cover up to 50% of tuition costs for scholarship recipients.

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Early Childhood Education is Underfunded Throughout the US

With the recent expiration of the American Rescue Plan Act, thousands of early childhood education programs are suffering nationwide. And while Harbor Child Care is not going anywhere, we rely on your generosity to help us continue providing the high level of early childhood educational services all Nassau County families deserve.

The Benefits of Quality Early Childhood Education

Social Skills

Programs foster social development by encouraging cooperation, sharing, and communication with peers and teachers.

Emotional Development

Quality programs support emotional development, helping children recognize and manage their feelings and build emotional resilience.

Confidence Building

Children gain confidence as they achieve learning milestones and develop new skills.

Structured Routine

Programs provide a structured routine that prepares children for school and helps them understand the importance of schedules.

Cultural Understanding

Participating in activities that introduce children to different cultures and foster an appreciation for diversity.

Healthy Eating Habits

Harbor Child Care provides nutritious meals and teaches children about healthy eating habits.

Creativity

Children are encouraged to express themselves through creative activities like art, music, and imaginative play.

Love for Learning

Early education programs foster a love for learning, setting the stage for a lifelong curiosity about the world.

Foundation for Lifelong Success

Quality childhood education provides a strong foundation for future academic and personal success, positively impacting society as a whole.

 
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