In a city where the median household income for a family of four is $67,900 a year, 61% of households served by Peninsula Children’s Learning Center have incomes less than $18,000 a year, and without Peninsula these families would have no options for quality, affordable care. Through our Early Childhood Education Program and School Age Programs Peninsula takes care of children in North and Northeast Portland while their parents are at work, in school, or in training.
“While child care enables parents to work and contribute directly to economic stability, quality child care helps prepare the future workforce. High quality child care must be part of a world-class education system that economic development experts believe will attract businesses to the state…. Investments in high quality child care offer substantial financial returns to the public by reducing future outlays in such areas as criminal justice, remedial education, unemployment, and welfare spending.” – Economic Impact of Oregon’s Child Care Industry: Oregon Employment Department report, June 2005.
We rely on the support of people in the community who care about making sure every child has access to quality child care, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information on how you can help, click on the link to donate or volunteer. Thank you.