Make a difference in the life of a child!

ECC Scholarships allow children to experience loving care that impacts their lives in formative ways.  Did you know . . .

  •  a child without an early childhood education is 25 percent more likely to drop out of school, 40 percent more likely to become a teenage parent, and 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent crime?
  • the estimated return on investment for high quality early childhood education is ten percent?  In comparison, the average return on investment in the stock market is 7.2 percent.
  • the ECC has been a five-star center for 16 years?
  • the ECC is used as a model center for all local universities and high schools?  Professors trust that our teachers demonstrate best practices in the early childhood field.
  • 90% of the ECC teachers have a two-year degree or higher?
  • the ECC is inclusive of all children with all abilities and cultures?

Each year, West Market Street United Methodist Church gives more than $20,000 in scholarships to families who need help paying their ECC tuition.  However, as you can imagine, there is always more need than there are available scholarship funds.   These scholarships make a difference in the lives of children in our community.  If the scholarship funds weren’t available, some of the children at ECC would not be there.

Make a difference in the life of a child . . .