Preschool Advantage, a Morristown-based non-profit organization established in 1995, that seeks to improve local communities by funding quality preschool for children of families in need, was recently awarded a $2,469 grant by The Morristown Rotary Club under their ‘Basic Education and Literacy’ focus area.
Preschool Advantage will use this grant for technology system upgrades to improve work efficiency and to enhance data security. Anneke Demarest, Director of Development thanked the Morristown Rotary Club said, “We really appreciate this grant. The time we save as a result of upgrading these systems can be directed at better serving our families in need.”
Preschool Advantage focuses on families in need who have no options for sending their child to a quality preschool by funding tuition so the child does not miss out on this critical stage of early development. Studies have shown that children who attend a quality preschool are better educated, interact better with others, are healthier, and are more productive as adults than those who do not have this option.
In 2019, Preschool Advantage will place its 1,000th child in preschool since its inception, with the organization having funded many of these children for two years of preschool. In the upcoming 2019-2020 school year Preschool Advantage will fund 100 students, up from 85 in 2018-2019. Children are placed in one of Preschool Advantage’s 25 partner preschools across Morris and Somerset counties. In Morristown there are three partner preschools: Children On The Green, The Nursery School Of The Presbyterian Church, and The Frances & Herbert Brody Preschool Of Temple B’nai Or. Information about the organization can be found at www.preschooladvantage.org or by calling (973) 532-2501.
The Morristown Rotary Club was established in 1922 to create positive change in their community and the world. The Club works within Rotary International’s six areas of focus, one of which is Basic Education and Literacy, through their own projects and programs or by supporting non-profit organizations that help Rotary meet its criteria. More information on Morristown Rotary Club can be found at http://morristownrotary.org/