Kids Co. is a nonprofit child care organization. And why a nonprofit? Our founder, Susan R. Brown worked for a profit child care in the 1980s. She saw first-hand the effects on families who couldn’t enroll their children simply because they couldn’t afford the tuition.
Other things she noticed:
- Most families were either working, in school, or disabled
- Many were single parents trying to make ends meet on one income
- The inability to obtain care hindered their ability to work and/or attend school
- The cost of child care tuition rivals that of college tuition
Affordable care options are hard to find! As a nonprofit, Kids Co. is here to serve the kids rather than the profit. This distinguishes Kids Co. from the many for-profit child care businesses in our community and allows us to use our funds in proactive ways that support our families and staff.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has added a new dimension to the importance of giving. Due to low student to teacher ratios (often as low as 6:1), the high cost of PPE equipment, and space restrictions Kids Co. is experiencing our first deficit since opening in 1989. We are mitigating the -$900,506 loss with public and private funds. So far, over a half-million dollars has been raised but we depend on your generosity to get us through the pandemic.
Here's what we do with your donation:
- Provide tuition assistance for low-income families who are experiencing trauma
- Give our staff dynamic, comprehensive, and relevant training so they can care for children’s unique needs and keep them safe
- Incorporate experiential learning programming that gives them real-life and hands-on experiences
- Serve delicious and healthy snacks to all of our students so they won’t be hungry during their out of school time
During the time of COVID your funds also provide COVID Full-Time child care for children of first responders and those furthest away from educational justice, PPE Equipment, headsets, school supplies, snacks, and more!
“Think of giving not as a duty but as privilege" —John D. Rockefeller