Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

Preschoolers learning at South Bend's Vision Daycare

Meissner Quoted in Tribune Story on Preschool Funding


In the South Bend Tribune's coverage of Governor Pence's decision not to seek some $80 million in federal funding for local preschool programs, Community Foundation President Rose Meissner joins Kathy Guajardo, director of Head Start’s Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Consortium, and South Bend Superintendent Carole Schmidt in expressing her disappoint.

The Community Foundation has invested $10 million in early childood education over the past decade through the Early Years Count initiative, training hundreds of local preschool teachers and staff in our community's Head Start programs and early childhood centers.

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