PNC Foundation grants $1.2 to improve early childhood education in Georgia
November 12, 2012
The PNC Foundation recently announced $1.2 million in grants that will be shared by organizations benefiting early childhood education in Georgia. In particular, these funds will help preschool-age children in the Atlanta area access arts and science education and support through Georgia's Quality Rated program. The new system evaluates, enhances and shares the rankings of child care and education centers.
This round of grantmaking will provide support for the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Young Audiences, the Woodruff Art Center and Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers. Through this funding, the PNC Foundation aims to increase low-income families' and young children's access to these arts and science experiences.
"Georgia's children are the future of our state and have the right to a quality early education that supports their individual potential," said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. "These funds from PNC will be used to support non-profit early care and education programs throughout Georgia as they raise their standards beyond licensing compliance and become Quality Rated."
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