MORRISTOWN, NJ —Preschool Advantage, a Morristown-based non-profit organization established in 1995, that seeks to improve local communities by funding quality preschool for children of families in need, was recently awarded a $1,250 grant by The Morristown Rotary Club.
Preschool Advantage’s vision is that all children should have access to high-quality early education. Experience has shown that children who attend a quality preschool are better educated, interact better with others, are healthier, and have higher economic productivity as adults than those who don't get that opportunity.
Preschool Advantage identifies, qualifies and connects deserving families with high quality preschools, while providing funds to enable children to attend these preschools. Since its inception more than 20 years ago, almost 1,400 tuitions have been paid, and it is the organization’s goal to fund 100 tuitions each year by the year 2020. In the 2018-2019 school year 85 children have been funded. . Information about the organization can be found at www.preschooladvantage.org or by calling (973) 532-2501.
Preschool Advantage partners with 23 preschools in Morris and Somerset counties, three of these partner preschools are located in Morristown: Children On The Green, The Nursery School Of The Presbyterian Church, and The Frances & Herbert Brody Preschool Of Temple B’nai Or.
The Morristown Rotary Club awards grants to non-profit organizations that fall under Rotary International's six areas of focus one of which is Basic Education and Literacy. Preschool Advantage was a recipient of one of these grants. Anneke Demarest, Preschool Advantage Director of Development stated that “This grant helped us to purchase three tables and other much needed office equipment and supplies. We are so grateful to the Morristown Rotary Club. We rely on grants and donations so that all of our own direct fundraising dollars can go towards financial assistance for families in need.”
The Morristown Rotary Club was established in 1922, and works to bring positive change through service in local and internationally communities. More information on Morristown Rotary Club can be found at http://morristownrotary.org/