Nurturing Communities is an innovative childcare model that is designed to enable two generations of low-income families to achieve economic self-sufficiency. The model maximizes the opportunity for young children to form a secure attachment to their mothers during the first three years of life while supporting the mother while she furthers her education. Children who take part in the program will develop the social/emotional foundation for academic achievement.
- Support secure child attachment to the mother.
- Support the mothers as they complete work to further their education through Child Development Associate (CDA) work, MCC, or other educational program.
- Provide a literacy rich learning environment with guidance for parents and caregivers in developmentally appropriate practice.
- Provide each participant with the vocational skill and experience to obtain work within the early care and education field .
- Replicate the model
The Nurturing Communities program will be offered at RCN’s Center City location, but work experiences could be based at the South Wedge location as well.