Jess Parrish Medical Foundation announced a $5,000 grant received from
the Boeing Employees Community Fund for the Parrish Early Care and Education
(PECE) program at The Children’s Center in Titusville. The grant
will provide nearly 1,000 hours of service to special needs and typically
The PECE program provides high quality developmental and educational care
in fully inclusive classrooms where typically developing children and
those with special needs learn together. PECE offers a continuum of care
including a support group for new mothers, part-time and full-time preschool
and child care, and respite care. The Children’s Center, serving
more than 2,500 children annually, has six non-profit partner agencies
on site to assist children with physical, occupational and speech therapy,
and one-on-one behavior services. The center also offers parent support
programs, birthday parties and much more.
“This grant will allow us to focus on teaching and helping children
rather than raising funds to support programs. We’re grateful the
Boeing Employees Community Fund recognized the need in our community and
are providing us with this grant,” said Debby Settle, The Children’s
Center program manager.
“The Children’s Center provides an essential service to the
community; offering the only child care service, of this kind, in North
Brevard. The professional, yet nurturing, environment is positively reflected
in each and every one of the kids. The Boeing Employees Community Fund
is honored to be a part of their community,” said Janet Rawlins,
project manager of The Boeing Company.
For more information about The Children’s Center, contact 321-264-0855.