We are excited to receive Come Back Stronger Grant 2 from Lilly Endowment!

Caring Friends Daycare Ministry is proud to be awarded the Come Back Stronger Grant for the second time thanks to Early Learning Indiana and the support of Lilly Endowment Inc. We were awarded $9,000 to help sustain Indiana’s supply of high-quality early care and learning opportunities. We will use the additional grant funds to help us re-create our outdoor learning center This grant will allow us to buy independent outdoor play “stations” similar to what our local school systems use. The play “stations” purchased with these grant funds include Little Tikes cars, tricycles, and sand-digging cranes for our sand-based play area. These stations are part of our upcoming outdoor remodel that is based around socially distanced play. We also will use these funds to purchase shelves and seating to help with social distancing and more individual toys to allow children to social distance with their owns toys. We are very proud to be one of the 1,025 Indiana early childhood education providers to receive this grant and to be a small part of the 45,300 Hoosier children have continued to have access to safe, high-quality child care experiences amid the pandemic.

Terri Hartweck – Daycare Director