Scholarships for Black Children to Learn Mandarin

Help Give  A Black Child the Chance to Become Multilingual.

#SmallBusinessRelief - Your donation allows children of African Ancestry who could not otherwise afford a unique nursery school like ours, to enroll and learn Mandarin and Spanish in our language immersion program.  Their lives will be changed; cross-cultural understanding will grow.  Our nursery school will use their tuition to bounce-back from COVID.  Whether you donate $25 or your stimulus check - it makes a difference!   Receive a storybook gift with your donation.  (See below.)     Watch this Video of Parent Testimonies and meet our founder:

PLEASE NOTE:  If you add a "Tip" to your donation on the GFM platform, it does NOT go to our scholarship fund or program. You may opt out or down by selecting "Other."

About Morningside PlayCare, Inc.
:  We are a nursery school founded in 2015 as a lab school for making Americans multilingual.  MPC cultivates the language genius of young children.  Our teachers only speak and play with them in Mandarin and Spanish and it works - they learn the languages!  COVID put us on lockdown; but with your help, we will reopen in the fall with more diversity than ever!!   Morningside PlayCare  Follow us @Speak3Languages.

About the Founder: Gail Foster, Ed.D. - I am a mom, educator, and social entrepreneur, and one of the few black females in the US providing an opportunity for children to learn Mandarin.  My first social enterprise, the Toussaint Institute Fund, was about saving black boys from the 'special ed to prison track.'    For that work, well over a decade ago, I received an invitation to the White House, a gubernatorial citation and numerous civic awards.  

Now I Think Globally:   I am an advocate for creating multilingual Americans by taking advantage of the new  neuroscience on the language genius of the young brain.  I have presented at the National Chinese Language Conference, and the Early Childhood Chinese Language conferences, as well as at the National Alliance for Black School Educators.  My degree is from Columbia University's  Teachers College in Educational Administration.  Thank you in advance, for your support.

Scholarship Financials:  Full day tuition, (8:30am - 6pm) is $2666 per month.  Your donation allows for the enrollment of 4 - 6 children, with an annual scholarship of $7,500 to $25,000 per family.  We were already diverse, with your help  we can sustain and raise our levels.

A Win! Win! Win! Win! Children receive a lifetime opportunity; our teachers stay employed; our enrollment stays diverse; a small black-owned business stays open;  and the world gets a little more understanding. Thank you for sharing this link widely!

Our Gift to You: A copy of Our First Storybook of Animals, by Dr. Gail Foster. This book features a girl of African ancestry, helping a boy of Chinese ancestry choose a pet from a range of animals, including most found in the Chinese Zodiac. The story line is in English, and the names of each of the animals are written in Chinese characters and pinyin. 

Donate Your Stimulus Check:  And we will supply bound copies to schools and libraries in Chinese American and African American neighborhoods.  




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    • $18 
    • 2 mos
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    • $25 
    • 2 mos
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    • $25 
    • 2 mos
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    • $5 
    • 2 mos
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    • $100 
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Gail Foster 
New York, NY
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