Willard Community Center has been putting in great efforts into the Step Up To Quality accreditation program. We were recently recognized in the Lincoln Journal Star for the good job our staff have done implementing new practices, and learning 'The Creative Curriculum' we just started new this fall.
The Step up to Quality process provides us with resources to create and build a better quality preschool and pre-k. We already have amazing staff, who show a strenuous amount of dedication and determination in their everyday work. We thought; why not be recognized for the great work they already do.
Step up to Quality is a process that provides our program with great resources such as: coaching and guidance, professional development and training, incentives and financial support.
We cannot wait to continue through the process and reach our goal rating. For more information on Step Up to Quality, please visit the website below. For a great read into our programs participation in Step Up to Quality; the link to the article written by: Nancy Hicks, and published in the Lincoln Journal Star is also available.
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It’s time to mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Kenny & Pam Gardner “It Was Fun” Golf Tournament. This year’s event will be at the Highland’s Golf Course on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Check in begins at 10am with lunch being served at 11am, come early and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win some wonderful prizes.
Kenny Gardner was an avid golfer and his heart was touched deeply by a group of kids from Willard Community Center whom he met at Pioneer’s Golf Course driving range. In his passing his family set up a memorial in his name in honor of “Kenny’s Kids”. Over the last 14 years, this golf tournament has been a huge success raising nearly $155,000; with 100% of the proceeds benefiting youth programs at Willard Community Center.
Willard Community Center provides year-round programming for children ranging in age from 3-13, by providing Preschool, Pre-K, and Before and After School programming at Roper and Lakeview Elementary Schools. Children receive nutritious snacks and educational enrichment in each program. Summer activities provide the children with hands-on and engaging learning opportunities to ensure learning is not lost during summer. Trained staff supervise and act as role models for youth to provide a safe and fun environment for learning and peer interaction. Implementation of our program is costly; tournament proceeds provide scholarships for low-income youth so that all can be a part of “Kenny’s Kids”.
We are hopeful that this year’s tournament will be an even bigger success. Would your company be willing to be a sponsor, or provide a donation for this wonderful event? The donations and sponsorships not only make the event fun for golfers, they also increase awareness for your company, and show your support for a vital community program. Your company can participate in a number of ways:
Thank You to our Sponsors!!