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$25,000.00 Grant from the Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation
Willows was fortunate to receive a $25,000 Dream Up ECE Access to Care expansion grant through the Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation
The funding was used to cover some of the cost of our ramp coming out of the 2-year-old room.
We also purchased new Learning Environment equipment for the 2 new classrooms. This included activity tables and chairs, sleep mats, storage bins for the children’s belongings, and book shelves.
Classroom furniture included large classroom tables and chairs. Classroom learning center shelves and a closet door for the Magnolia room.
To address the sensory concerns of our children, we had lights installed with dimmer switches, sun filtering shades on the windows, and we also purchased 2 sensory tables for the new classrooms, one wet and one dry.
To maintain our security, we purchased 3 new outdoor security cameras with installation. Along with 3 monitors for in the 2 classrooms and the office.
Thank You, Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation! Your support is greatly appreciated!!
The Greater Watertown Community Healthy Foundation (GWCHF) is working to make sure the future is bright for everyone who calls our community home, especially our children.
I am pleased to be writing a letter in support of our champion partner, Willows Christian Child Care. As Every Child Thrives team members, Willows administration and staff are leaders in our initiatives to foster early relational health and prepare young learners to master life skills needed to be successful in school and in time, adulthood. We strongly support this grant application and the focus on the expansion of early care and education in Wisconsin.
As an organization whose mission is to inspire collaboration, mobilize resources and encourage innovation that measurably contributes to the wellbeing of our community, we have seen firsthand the commitment, dedication and sustainability of Willows’ success in small business practices and high quality early care. We admire your initiatives to fund projects that have greatly benefited the early care and education community and encourage you to award funding to Willows to continue this necessary growth.
With the uncertainty of future funding in Wisconsin to support early care and education and the tremendous shortage of professionals choosing teaching as their career, we commend Willows Christian Child Care in their determination and promise to our community to expand and grow their business. In time, the reach to families and young children in rural Wisconsin will be outstanding. In closing, Willows would be an excellent choice as a recipient of this grant funding.
Jill Van Sickle, IMH-E
Early Childhood Learning Coordinator & Coach Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation
Willows Exceptional Quality
- NAC Accredited with a 5-Star YoungStar Quality Rating
- Teachers have Bachelor/Associate Degrees and receive 30 hours annually of on-going Education/Training.
- Quarterly Parent Board Meetings Facilitate Communications and Foster Positive Relationships.
- Non-Profit 501(c)(3) FIN: 39-1758911
Willows Exceptional Care
- Quality Child Care is our Career
- Meals and Snacks are prepared on site and meet standards in the USDA Food Program
- Teachers have 100+ years of Experience in Child Care
- Curriculum is Developmentally Appropriate
- Kindergarten Readiness Skills are Stressed
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Hours of Operation: 6:00am - 5:30pm
Monday - Friday
Ages Served: 6 weeks - 13 years