Help Canton Day Care Center Grow!
$4,311 of $100,000 goal
Hello! My name is Marie Loson, and I'm a board member at Canton Day Care Center, Inc. (CDCC), a not-for-profit, community-based child care center located in Canton, NY. Our center serves families of children ages 6 weeks through 12 years old. CDCC strives to provide a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment that allows children to grow, discover, and learn through a variety of age and developmentally appropriate experiences.
In the last 18 months, we have experienced a marked uptick in demand for our services from the community - demand that we cannot meet because we have been operating at capacity. In the last 12 months alone, we have had to turn away upwards of 30 families. This means that for many families in St. Lawrence County, one or the only parent cannot work because they cannot find childcare. This has a significant impact on the economic stability of many families, and on the productivity of the local economy, and detracts from the area's ability to recruit and retain a skilled workforce.
When CDCC moved to its current location at the Maplewood campus, we only had enough funding to build out the first floor of our Center. We have a second floor that is just waiting to be built out so that we can double our capacity. With help from local community partners, we have begun to plan for a capital expansion project to increase our capacity from 58 to 110 children. This expansion would create 14 new jobs and help to preserve 15 current jobs by improving the financial sustainability of the Center. If you're interested in more information about the project, please contact us !
This is where you come in. We need to fund this project as soon as possible so that we can start renovations in June 2017. If funding from the community comes in, the project is expected to be completed by mid-August 2017, which will allow many stay-at-home parents to plan to re-enter the workforce in Fall 2017. This is a big deal because the largest employers in our area, the four local colleges, operate on an academic year schedule.
Will you help us continue to be able to serve the greater Canton community? Your generous donations will contribute directly to the expansion of our Center, and by extension, our ability to keep supporting local working families!
The children, parents, board, and staff of Canton Day Care Center thank you for your support!
If you would like additional information, please contact us on our website.