EITC Funding Helps Qualifying Families With Preschool Costs At MCCC

Blue Bell, Pa.—The Children’s Center at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is offering subsidized preschool education to low-income families for the 2014-15 academic year through Educational Investment Tax Credit (EITC) funding from North Penn United Way.

Funding is available for children ages three and four with a household income that is under 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and who live in the North Penn or Souderton school districts. Those who qualify will have 70 percent of their weekly child care tuition covered. Funding is available on a first-come, first served basis and is open to current MCCC students and members of the community.

To learn more, contact MCCC Children’s Center Director Debbie Ravacon at 215-641-6618 or dravacon@mc3.edu.

The Children’s Center, which is located at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, is a fully licensed child care center that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is recognized by NAEYC as an exemplary early childhood education program in the nation for its work to engage diverse families, has a top Keystone Stars rating of four, and is a consistent recipient of the Start4 Merit Award.

Research identifies cost and accessibility to affordable child care as reasons why lower-income students do not complete college. The Children’s Center supports MCCC’s strategic goal to expand access to education and increase student success by offering accessible child care at discounted rates and flexible schedules to maximize affordability.

For more information about MCCC’s Children’s Center, visit mc3.edu/student-resources/child-care.

Registration for fall semester classes at Montgomery County Community College is going on now. Classes are available in 14, 10 and seven-week sessions that start on Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 15. Visit mc3.edu/Fall2014 to learn more.

Pottstown School District Parent Literacy Nights

Parent Literacy Nights

The Pottstown School District, in partnership with Step By Step Learning®, will be offering a series of Parent Literacy Nights for students who are pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade ages and their parents.  These Parent Literacy Nights will focus on helping parents develop the skills to assist their children in learning to read at home.  The Series is a FREE tool to help you promote literacy within your home.  Come to any or all of the Event Nights…In addition to a wealth of quality information, there will be refreshments, prizes, raffles and games each night of the series.

5:30 Tuesday Nights- Pottstown Middle School

September 13, October 4, October 25, November 15, December 6

• Refreshments! • Nightly Prizes!• Grand Prize Raffle! • Free Child Care!

To Pre-Register, please call 610-970-6603