The Kilgore College Early Childhood Center will hold a reception this month to celebrate its 25th Anniversary of providing child care to the community and serving as a laboratory school for the Child Development and Education students at KC.
The reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the center located at 1009 Brook Street on the Kilgore campus.
Over the 25-year span, the KCECC has served more than 800 children, with more than 5,000 KC students participating in the program.
“We know that the early childhood years are the most important years of a person’s life,” said Lara Pauley, director of the KCECC. “Research has shown that children, who participate in quality programs such as the ECC, have cognitive, language and social skills beyond those children who do not have such an opportunity.”
Pauley said the center is also looking to raise funds for the next 25 years to enhance the program.
“The generous support of alumni, friends, and community will help us continue our mission of preparing children, families and college students for success in life by providing high quality, developmentally appropriate child care in a nationally accredited program,” Pauley said. “Gifts to the KCECC will allow us to maintain the level of quality and enhance the function and appearance of the facility.”
All contributors to the KCECC will be recognized in an Annual Giving Report from the KC Foundation and are tax deductable to the extent allowed by the law.
For more information, contact Pauley at 903-988-3793, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
From: Kilgore College