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Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Education Grant

HISTORY
Although born in Woodbury, New Jersey, Christine L. Fisher was a ‘Hoosier’ through and through, as she continued her education at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), earning a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Christine loved Indianapolis and began her working career here, and most recently, was an employee of the Indiana AEYC. During her tenure with Indiana AEYC, Christine worked with the ARRA Playground Improvement Grant.

Her legacy was making the world a better and safer place for children. She was passionate about children’s development relating to physical fitness, literacy, artistic expression and nutrition. Therefore, it is only natural that the Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Education Fund will focus on these four (4) critical areas of interest.

GENERAL GUIDELINES
Applications will be accepted from early care and education facilities that meet the following criteria:

  • Legally operating in the State of Indiana;
  • Must be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or accredited by the Nattional Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
  • A provider serving low income children
  • A 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization

The Grant Application is released once per year in November and is mailed directly to eligible facilities. There is no need to request an application.

EXCLUSIONS
To further clarify the types of applications accepted, please note the areas that the Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Fund does not support:

  • Capital projects related to buildings, furniture or renovations
  • Cost of education for the children enrolled

PROPOSAL SCHEDULE
2013: Physical Fitness Grant Awarded.
2014: Literacy Grant Awarded.
2015: Creative Expression and Appreciation for Arts Grant Awarded.
2016: Health and Nutrition Grant Applications
2017: Physical Fitness, Literacy, Creative Expression/Arts or Health and Nutrition

Please click here for more information about the Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Education Fund

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