$150,000 Grant Awarded to Nurtury Early Education from the Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health
BOSTON - Nurtury Early Education, the oldest early education and care agency in New England, announced today it has received a $150,000 grant from Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. The grant award will support the well-being of the more than 1,000 parents and young children in greater Boston over the next three years. Through Nurtury’s “Family Partners” program the grant funds will be used to identify challenges, share resources, and deliver targeted assistance to those in need.
“Investing in the support of families is a proven approach to improving the outcomes for children who are challenged by poverty and inequities,” said Laura Perille, CEO of Nurtury Early Education. “Together we can work to identify and eliminate the barriers that prevent young children from receiving the services and resources they deserve. We know that high-quality early education and care is critical to a child’s long-term success.”
The grant to Nurtury is part of Boston Children’s Hospital’s total commitment of $53.4 million to support community organizations and agencies in their efforts to improve the health and well-being of children and families across Massachusetts. Boston Children’s is distributing these funds as part of an agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Determination of Need Program. This is in addition to the hospital’s ongoing support for programs and partnerships.
“We have long recognized that one of the best ways for Boston Children’s to make a difference is to partner with others in the community,” says Shari Nethersole, MD, Executive Director for Community Health. “The Collaboration provides organizations with funding so they can establish the infrastructure needed to grow and lead or strengthen their connections with partners to create more efficient systems of care and support.”
Nurtury is a pioneer in early childhood education and has played an integral role during its more than 140-year history in shaping public early education policy to raise standards in the field of education nationally and in New England. Serving more than 1,000 young people annually, Nurtury’s mission is to help Greater Boston’s
youngest children reach their full potential by investing in school readiness, promoting healthy development,
and strengthening families. Nurturyboston.org