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Bridging the Child Care Gap

When it comes to affordable child care, many Virginia families are left in the lurch.

If their income is more than one and a-half times the poverty rate,  which is around $30,000 for a family of three, they’re not eligible for daycare tuition assistance.  In southwest Virginia, more than a third of families are economically disadvantaged. Without access to quality child care, they often have to pass up job offers or educational opportunities in order to care for their kids.  

The Alliance for Better Childcare in Montgomery County created a tuition scholarship fund to help local working parents afford high quality, full-time early education.

The Blacksburg Rotary Club recently made a $10,000 donation to the fund and “A-B-C” hopes others will follow.

Studies show access to high quality child care leads to higher worker productivity and recruitment and increases economic activity. And most important of all, prepares children for success in kindergarten and ---life.

Visit the ABCsnrv.org website and donate now or mail a check to:

ABCs Scholarship Fund

c/o The Community Foundation for the New River Valley 

P.O. Box 6009

Christiansburg, VA  24068

95% of all scholarship donations will go directly to paying tuition assistance.

For more information, please contact Bethany Mott at bethanymott@abcsnrv.org or 540-494-7175

Robbie Harris is based in Blacksburg, covering the New River Valley and southwestern Virginia.
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