The Community Partnership for Child Development received a $25,000 Daniels Fund grant to support family services for the Colorado Preschool program.
The program is offered to children 3 to 5 years old, and also helps their families receive education and support. CPCD serves 671 children in the program.
The grant will be used to provide home visits, classes and activities focused on parenting skills and engagement. In turn, the hope is that parents will foster school readiness and future academic success.
CPCD received three additional grants this year to support the program: $10,000 through the Deluxe Corporation Foundation, $5,500 by the Colorado Springs Utilities Community Focus Fund and $5,000 through the Ester M. and Freeman E. Everett Charitable Trust of the Pikes Peak Foundation.
Bill Daniels was a pioneer in cable television and established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
CPCD provides free comprehensive early childhood development and family programs for families with children under the age of 5 who are living in limited-income homes, have special needs or experience other adverse circumstances that could challenge their readiness for kindergarten. The nonprofit serves more than 1,900 children each year through Early Head Start, Head Start and the Colorado Preschool Program.