Poverty often impacts every aspect of a child's life, affecting their access to high-quality health care, nutritious foods and academic achievement. Teaching Tree helps families overcome adversity by providing quality early care and learning and keeping rates lower than those charged by for-profit centers. We also provide tuition assistance for qualifying low-income families who are working to achieve self-sufficiency. To further strengthen families, Teaching Tree provides enrichment programs and delivers comprehensive services including nurse consultations and services provided by the Children's Speech and Reading Center.
Teaching Tree's top needs for 2018:
1.Playgrounds Improvements: $174,256- Fort Collins finished, Loveland in progress
Playgrounds are outdoor classrooms where children learn a great deal about themselves, their friends, and the world around them. Our playgrounds endure significant wear and tear each day and now are in need of renovation. All playgrounds will be resurfaced and have new, permanent play structures installed.
2. Tuition Assistance: $130,000
These funds will enable Teaching Tree to continue supporting a hundreds of low-income families working toward self-sufficiency, by providing them with tuition assistance for child care.
3. Enrichment Programs: $25,000
Teaching Tree provides our kiddos with free yoga and soccer classes, Food Friends, and other activities that promote regular exercise and movement and healthy eating.
What We Do
Did you know it costs less to send your child to college then it does to put your child in childcare?
Average colleges tuition for 1 year $8,166, average cost for 1 child in childcare for 1 year $13, 897.52.
We provide affordable quality care so families can work towards self-sufficiency.
We offer a sliding fee scale so families can afford our services, leave their child in a safe and nurturing environment while they work and or attend school to make a better life for themselves.
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center