The purpose of the Early Childhood Grant Fund is to provide funding for educational, developmental, and supportive services for children ages 0-8 including, but not limited to, childcare, preschool, caregiver education, and other developmental enhancement opportunities.

The Carbon County Early Childhood Coalition is developing strategies and opportunities for families and children to have successful home lives, work lives, education, and social interactions.

DSC_0045Finding childcare in Red Lodge is a struggle for some families. Affording quality childcare can leave parents in a tight place, forcing some families to choose between childcare and daily expenses. Quality childcare encourages social and emotional growth enabling an easier transition into kindergarten.

The Carbon County Early Childhood Coalition has established The Early Childhood Grant Fund, through the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation.  This grant provides funding to early childhood programs that families might not otherwise afford.  

The advantages gained through early childhood education cannot be made up for later in life.  When we invest in children we invest in our future.

Donations to the fund are encouraged, checks can be dropped off at the Foundation or you can donate online.

The Early Childhood Fund Committee is accepting applications.  You can find a printed application in the entryway of the Foundation or online. The committee honors a 72 hour response time for grant requests. Funding will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like more information on Early Childhood or to get involved please contact Janice at 406-446-2820 or via email at: Janice

Please find links to the application, and to our donation page, below.