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COBB CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER RECEIVES $14,040 EMERGENCY CHILDCARE GRANT FOR COVID-19 SUPPORT
Roseburg, Oregon (07.20.20) — Cobb Children’s Learning Center has received a $14.040.00 grant from the Oregon Department of Early Learning to support its operations at Cobb Childcare and Preschool while operating under an emergency license.
Jessica Gaul, executive director of Cobb Children’s Learning Center, said the funds will go directly towards staff salaries. “While operating under emergency license, our classroom sizes have been drastically reduced. While we agree this is an important step in ensuring the continued health and safety of the children we care for, it has also resulted in a significant operating deficit each month. Without grants such as these, it would be difficult to continue operating” executive director Gaul said. “Across the country, it is estimated that as many as half of all child care centers will close permanently due to COVID, according to a recent report by the Center for American Progress (Malik, et. al, 2020). Rural communities will perhaps be hit hardest, and we are pleased to be in a position where we can continue to provide care for families for the foreseeable future, thanks in part to grants such as this.”
About Cobb Children’s Learning Center
Cobb Children’s Learning Center was started as Cobb Street Children’s Learning Center on Cobb Street, in 1994 by Sister Jeanita Richter to meet the growing demand for secular childcare services in Roseburg, Oregon. Today, the organization is known as Cobb Children’s Learning Center, and is a non-profit organization, operating Cobb Childcare & Preschool located on Walnut Street in Roseburg, serving Douglas County children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. For more information about Cobb Children’s Learning Center, or the Cobb Childcare and Preschool, call 541-957-1008 or visit www.cobbschool.org.
About the Oregon Department of Early Learning
The mission of the Oregon Early Learning Division is to support all of Oregon’s young children and families to learn and thrive. They value equity, making a positive impact for children and families, dedication, integrity and collective wisdom to benefit Oregon children and families.
They work as an integrated team focused on: Child Care, Early Learning Programs and Cross Systems Integration, Policy and Research, and Equity.
Malik R., Hamm, K., Lee, W., Davis, E., and Sojourner, A. (2020, June 22). The Coronavirus Will Make Child Care Deserts Worse and Exacerbate Inequality. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/early-childhood/reports/2020/06/22/486433/coronavirus-will-make-child-care-deserts-worse-exacerbate-inequality/