Preparing Children for Lifelong Achievement
The Wilder Foundation helps children get ready for school success and lifelong achievement. Research demonstrates that high quality early childhood services can significantly increase the level of school achievement.
The Wilder Foundation Child Development Center provides full-day child care services and early childhood education programming with qualified staff and evidence-based and age-appropriate curriculum which emphasizes multi-cultural and multi-sensory activities. By providing proficiency in personal and social skills, language and literacy, nutritionally sound meals and family outreach activities, children are ready for school and lifelong learning.
Early Learning Scholarships Available
If you live in the Frogtown/Summit-University area of Saint Paul and have a 3- or 4-year-old child, you may be eligible to receive a scholarship for early childhood education!
Qualifying families will receive help paying for and choosing a Parent Aware quality-rated early childhood education program, like Wilder's Child Development Center
To be eligible for the scholarship program, families must be living in the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood area (between Pierce Butler Route and Selby Avenue, Rice Street and Lexington Parkway), and must meet certain income criteria. Families who receive the following support may also be eligible:
- Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
- Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
- Food Support (SNAP)
- Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program
- Child and Adult Care Food Program
- Head Start
- Foster care
To learn more about the scholarship program and whether or not you are eligible, please contact Wilder's Child Development Center
This initiative is funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.412A-Federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant.