OUR School receives tuition assistance grant | PostIndependent.com

OUR School receives tuition assistance grant

OUR School, a nonprofit child care and preschool facility serving the Glenwood Springs area, has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Aspen Community Foundation’s Early Childhood Education Fund to help with tuition assistance for low-income families.

OUR School was first licensed 14 years ago and is currently the largest licensed facility for infant, toddler and preschool care in Glenwood Springs, according to the school’s executive director, Joy Fosdick.

The grant will be used to provide tuition assistance to families qualifying for the Colorado Preschool Project (CPP) and Colorado Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP), as well as other families in need.

“This grant will give OUR School additional resources to provide quality educational services for students who qualify for CPP and CCAP, including children with special needs and English language learners, throughout the entire year,” Fosdick said in a press release.

The school’s mission is to provide high quality early childhood education at affordable rates, allowing working parents to remain in the workforce, she explained.

“OUR School nurtures children in a safe, loving, and inspiring environment, fosters creativity, supports the development of intrapersonal skills, and builds a positive foundation for successful lifelong learning,” she said.

“The grant will allow OUR to weather the ongoing financial recession without having to add a serious tuition increase as an extra burden to our working families,” she said.

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