At any one time, there are over 6,000 children in the foster care system living without permanent families within Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County. Families who take in these children to provide them with safe shelter and personal care need our help. In addition to providing them with free clothing, (which has been donated to our Foster Closet), we want to support these families with an Early Learning Center where children can flourish within a tolerant environment dedicated to their unique needs.
Our Mission:Fostering Change Early Learning Center’s mission is to provide an environment that is stimulating, nurturing and supportive to young children, where children can discover that they are important and where learning can be fun. The school’s philosophy is to recognize and develop the uniqueness’ of each child, and to create an initial school experience where children can comfortably and freely explore their environment to encourage development and learning in ways that are natural for every child. Our goal is to help your child flourish while developing a positive self-concept, preparing students for all future learning programs and successful matriculation. Fostering Change Early Learning Center seeks for its students to become self-sufficient learners, independent thinkers, and well-rounded observers who are empowered to adapt to unique and challenging environments with confidence.
We are currently in the early planning stages of Fostering Change Early Learning Center and we are asking for help in raising funds to establish this facility. Fostering Change Early Learning Center is the first of its kind in the Tampa Bay area aimed specifically at helping foster children and those in need within the community.
This is a monumental long-term endeavor with a lofty financial investment required. We have secured the land needed for the initial project; we are in first stages of architectural planning for building the facility. Project resources will rely solely on donations from the community, both periodic as well as continued support from benefactors willing to make a substantial commitment with us to the future of children in need.
Fostering Change Early Learning Center is a private, not-for-profit educational 501(c)(3) organization working in partnership with Fostering Change Foster Closet.