Fairfield University's Adrienne Kirby Literacy Program receives a grant for $12,770


Fairfield University is pleased to announce that a $12,770 grant has been awarded to its Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Program by the Perrin Family Foundation. These funds will support a special group of children enrolled in the program's Tender Loving Child Care (TLCC) initiative.

The three and four-year-olds enrolled in TLCC are referred by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) because they have been abused or neglected. Most of these preschoolers suffer from Attachment Disorders and low self-esteem and are therefore unable to function in mainstream preschool classrooms. The grant will provide the children in TLCC with an enhanced Social Emotional Curriculum experience with the use of computer technology, visual arts, music and literacy activities. The goal is to help the children gain a positive sense of self, an ability to relate with peers and adults, and an increase in their school-readiness skills.

The Perrin Family Foundation is an independent foundation, founded in 1994 in Connecticut. The Foundation's goal is to give money to programs for education, health and cultural services for children.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 10, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 114