A $17,000 grant from The Community Fund of Darien (TCF) and a $275 grant from The Youth Community Fund (YCF) will provide funding for general operating support that allows maximum flexibility in delivering early childhood education programs at Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC).

This allows CLC to continue providing a nurturing and joyful early learning experience for children ages six weeks to five years old during these challenging times. CLC works to prepare children for kindergarten and close the achievement gap between them and their more affluent peers.

“We are grateful for The Community Fund of Darien’s contribution as we work to provide support and connect families to resources while providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to thrive,” said CLC Chief Executive Officer, Marc E. Jaffe.

CLC allows parents and caregivers to work while providing safe, high quality early childhood education, nutrition and wrap around supports for young children and their families at the most important time for brain development. The agency also employs more than 200 people.

About Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC)

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) has been a leader in developing and implementing high-quality and affordable early childhood education and care programs since 1902. All of the nonprofit agency’s eight locations are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or approved by Federal Head Start.

CLC is committed to providing early childhood education for all families, with direct services and programs focused on health, nutrition & family support for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. CLC is grounded in the mission that together, we’ll shape a generation through early childhood education.