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The Valley Child Development Center is a non-profit organization. 

We apply for grants and funds throughout the year to support our quality gap. Currently we are receiving grant funds through Communities for Kids, Sixpence, Beyond School Bells, and Children's Hospital & Medical Center. 

Communities for Kids coordinates access to high-quality early child care and education for children birth through age five through partnerships with communities public and private entities. These partnerships are customized to address each community’s unique assets and needs—so each community can grow and prosper well into the future. They are helping us develop the right solutions for enhancing and expanding child care opportunities in the Red Cloud area. 

Sixpence is committed to improving school readiness and life outcomes of infants and toddlers. They fund high-quality early child care and learning programs designed to address the needs of Red Cloud area children and families. Sixpence assists families that face circumstances and risk factors such as low family income, parents with limited education, teen parents, or English as second language and serves to radically change childrens' prospects for school readiness and lifelong success. Participation in the Sixpence program is voluntary on part of parents. 

Beyond School Bells focuses on expanded learning opportunities for school aged children in Nebraska by providing hands-on, engaging learning opportunities for students outside the regular school day. They have assisted with funds for our school-age summer camps. By offering high-quality before and afterschool learning and enriching summer camps, students from all backgrounds are able to succeed academically and stay engaged and achieve even greater levels of understanding. 

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Community Impact Grant has partnered with The Valley Child Development Center to implement strategies addressing food stability in the Red Cloud community. The grant was established to promote positive health outcomes in children by addressing family-based needs where children live, learn and play. Through this grant, we will be expanding our Edible Schoolyard Garden program to ensure children from infancy through age 12 in rural southcentral Nebraska have access to healthy foods.