MCPK Scholarship Fundraising

 Supporting Montclair's Children Matters Now More Than Ever...

For 22 years, we have been providing Montclair’s families with exceptional and affordable early childhood education. Even in the most uncertain times, families can depend on us to keep their children safe, engaged and happy. Right now, we need your help to ensure that ou scholarship program is available for those who need it most. We hope you will consider a tax-deductible gift to the MCPK Scholarship Program. 

With your generous support we can continue to offer a high-quality preschool education to EVERY child in Montclair.   


Watch an inspiring video from one of our scholarship families!





How Does the Scholarship Program Work?

The MCPK Scholarship Program was created to bridge the gap between what our lowest income families can afford to pay for tuition and what it actually costs to run the school. In some cases the amount is small, but in a growing number of cases the gap is as high as 95%. Comprised of generous donations from individuals and corporations, the Scholarship Program provides operating funds that make it possible for us to open our doors to all of Montclair’s children. 

How Does the Scholarship Program Support Student Success?

Without the support of the MCPK Scholarship Program and the sliding scale tuition, many families would struggle to afford a quality preschool education for their children. Once children are enrolled at the MCPK, we are able to provide the full resources of the
school to the entire family, including extended care and enrichment programs, family workshops and food, clothing, toys and books provided by our community. Families receive support from our Family Services Director who provides consultation and
facilitates referrals for developmental, social-emotional and mental health services, housing and nutrition assistance and crisis intervention.

Why Give to the Scholarship Program?

Montclair is a diverse and inclusive community made up of people of every race, religion and socio-economic background. In order to ensure educational equity, every child in town must have access to a high-quality preschool education. By Kindergarten, the achievement gap is already evident between children with an early childhood educational foundation and children just starting school. According to a 2015 U.S. Department of Education report, "children who attend high-quality preschool programs are more likely to graduate from high school, go on to college, and succeed in their careers than those who have not attended high-quality preschool programs."
















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