Playmates Child Care on Behalf of the Cabell-Wayne Early Childhood Council
Commission AmeriCorps State Fixed Amount Grants FY 2011
Playmates Preschools & Child Development Centers, Inc. (Playmates) on Behalf of Cabell-Wayne Early Childhood Council (CWECC), an umbrella agency for more than 40 early care and education programs throughout Cabell and Wayne counties, will develop and implement a community-wide collaborative project to meet the following goal: To facilitate Service Learning, increase volunteerism, improve learning readiness, and prepare "today's students to be tomorrow's global leaders. Program objectives include:1)improve learning readiness for 220 pre-kindergarten students; 2)improve the academic performance of approximately 800 K-8 students; and 3)strengthen communities through the recruitment of 240 volunteers. The CHC Project proposes to recruit 40 half-time AmeriCorps members to serve families with children of pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students Members will partner with educators in communities with high concentrations of impoverished children at 11 sites.