Maryland Child Care Programs Find Funding in Community-First Partnership

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Go2s, an innovative “Community-First” Social Networking tech startup, announces grant sponsorship support for early childhood educators.

“Family Engagement is about using community strength to lead to better outcomes for everybody..." - Christina Peusch, MSCCA’s Executive Director and member of the Maryland Families Engage Coalition

The Better Together Family Engagement Grant awards direct funding for educators whose programs demonstrate a creative and impactful application of the Maryland Families Engage Framework and Toolkit, http://www.marylandfamiliesengage.org, and now on Go2s at https://www.go2s.com/group/maryland-families-engage. Two $5,000 funding grants take place, one in spring and one in fall.

Go2s and the Maryland State Child Care Association (MSCCA) are proud to announce this year’s first-round winners:

  • Crystal Hardy-Flowers, Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Shaniqua Duhon, The Learning Well, Laurel, MD
  • Janine Conway, Creative Corner, Easton, MD
  • Tyra Jackson, Kiddie Paradise, District Heights, MD

In addition to the grant, Go2s free community social network has committed $30,000 in MSCCA-membership dues reimbursements to programs that set up and utilize the Go2s community social network group to connect and engage with staff and families.

Christina Peusch, MSCCA’s Executive Director and member of the Maryland Families Engage Coalition, is passionate about the importance of involving the whole family in preschool education. “Family Engagement is about using community strength to lead to better outcomes for everybody—parent and child—from helping achieve kindergarten readiness to parent-oriented programs focused on reaching their financial, educational, or family goals”

Go2s founder Mehdi Tehranchi is especially motivated to support child care in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. “It means a lot to me to offer financial support to child care providers and their staff through these two initiatives. The grant committee at Go2s was very impressed with all the applications and we’re excited to see how these funds will help empower families and educators working together.”

Find additional information on the Go2s MSCCA Better Together Family Engagement Grant at http://www.go2s.com/mscca.

Go2s (http://www.Go2s.com) is the leading community-first social network, launched in Brunswick, MD in 2018. It is built on the belief that people can benefit from a free networking app and still maintain control over their privacy and data. With Go2s, it is always the individual who decides who sees her likes and dislikes and who advertises to him. For more information, visit http://www.go2s.com.

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