HumanKind Early Head Start brings sustainable access to quality infant and toddler child care for local families who need it most.
LYNCHBURG, VA (May 12, 2022) – On Friday, May 13, HumanKind will celebrate the grand opening of our new Early Head Start child care center in Lynchburg with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. The open house begins at 10:00 AM with a ribbon cutting at 11:00 AM. Please join us at HumanKind Early Head Start located at 1200 Fenwick Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24503.
“Bringing this program to life has been a long journey — from the time we first started pursuing Early Head Start in 2018 through completing a major renovation in the midst of a pandemic, global supply chain and staffing shortages, but we made it! And we could not have done it without the support of our community partners – this center is a prime example of what a community can accomplish together,” shares Ashley Graham, Director of Family & Children’s Services at HumanKind.
During the open house and ribbon cutting, the public is invited to tour the innovative new center and enjoy light refreshments.
HumanKind Early Head Start brings sustainable access to quality infant and toddler child care for local families who need it most. Addressing the area’s childcare desert, this center will impact a child and their family for generations to come.
Graham notes what makes this center different by supporting not just the child, but the whole family too.
“Early Head Start is not a typical child care center in which parents simply drop off in the morning and pick up in the evening. Here children are connected with their own teachers while at the same time parents are connected with their own Family Support Staff who listen to them, hear their stressors, strengths, and goals, and support them in achieving their dreams for their family. Parents were considered in every aspect of this facility’s design.”
Anyone is welcome to attend the ribbon cutting and help celebrate this new addition to our region. There is no fee for attendance.
HumanKind has provided programs and services in communities throughout Virginia since 1903. Our mission is to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling and education. Our programs include foster care, mental health, economic empowerment, early childhood, maternal health, parent supports, and services for adults with developmental disabilities. Every day, we assist families in overcoming challenges and improving their quality of life. The impact of HumanKind would not be possible without the generous support of individuals, churches, foundations, corporations and the community. You can find out more about the programs and services we offer on our website, www.humankind.org.
About the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is the region’s oldest and largest business and professional association. As a combined chamber of commerce and economic development organization, the Alliance serves as the united voice for the Lynchburg region’s business community. For nearly 750 local organizations and their employees, our mission is to lead regional economic development through: Generating Jobs & Investment; Promoting the Region’s Brand and Image Globally; Cultivating Talent, and Enhancing the Business Climate.
To learn more about the chamber side of the Alliance, please visit us at: LynchburgRegion.org
To learn more about our economic development work, please visit: YesLynchburgRegion.org
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