Dear Friends and Supporters, Our Board, families, staff and children thank you for your continued attention and support of our beloved Center, which has provided high quality childcare for our community children since 1968. We are proud of our accomplishments, and our ongoing ability to provide inclusive, early childhood education to families of all cultural and economic backgrounds in our community. Our children enter their school lives prepared to do well in all aspects – academically, socially, and culturally. We need your help more than ever before. Our economy continues to have a major impact on small nonprofit organizations, in most cases a continued decline in grants, corporate support and individual giving levels. The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center certainly knows firsthand about this experience. Funding for childcare for working families is threatened and scholarship grants for them are less abundant. Legislators for Westchester County have been in disagreement to level of support that the County budget can sustain. This level of support will continue to be at risk for low income families who desperately need childcare. Many families need us to be able to provide scholarship support. Quality child care is expensive. As many of you know, we said good bye to our infant center to ensure that we can continue to provide the best care possible for children ages 12 months and older. But even so, we simply don’t have enough funds available. Your donation goes to work immediately. It allows us to serve our local families of all economic backgrounds by providing the best child care possible to establish a strong foundation for each child’s future. Our programs for pre-school, before and after school, summer camp and developmentally delayed children (our wonderful inclusion classes!) are so special. We need your continued support to keep this community asset viable, and to help our children develop a strong foundation for growth. We thank you for your continued support. Please make a fully tax deductible donation today! Please help us continue to offer quality childcare. Your fully tax-deductable contribution in any amount is important. $100 provides one month of hot lunches $325 supports one week of pre-school / toddler care $500 covers science, music lessons and creative movement classes for one month Any amount will help our children!