The Transylvania Times -

United Way Receives Grant For Early Childhood Mobile Unit


September 10, 2018

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Erin Drew, executive director of The Family Place of Transylvania County, Susie Taylor, treasurer, Terry Decker, board chair, and Steve Pulliam, CEO for United Way of Transylvania County, celebrate the recent purchase of the Community Playgroups van.

On Aug. 28, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awarded a onetime grant for $47,120 for the Early Childhood Education Community Playgroups Mobile Resource Unit.

Community Playgroups will bring early childhood education programs and resources to families in remote and underserved areas of the county. Community Playgroups will assist families with preparing children birth to age 6 for success in kindergarten.

Many Transylvania County families face an array of challenges, including isolation, transportation, language, lack of information or understanding of early childhood de...

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