FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12th, 2022
New program is an important move to adopt a more equitable, sliding-scale model for charging tuition
ROSEBURG, Oregon. Cobb Children’s Learning Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization today launched a program that further supports its mission to ensure equitable access to high-quality care and early education for Douglas County Oregon families at the organization’s early learning center- Cobb Childcare & Preschool. The program increases economic diversity among its student body and is projected to impact approximately one-third of the families served.
“We are committed to the belief that every person of every age deserves access to a great education,” said Cobb Children’s Learning Center Executive Director Jessica Gaul. “We take that commitment seriously and understand that the true cost of providing high-quality education can often exceed the ability of a family to pay for that care and education. For the last year, we have been working on developing internal systems that will support the growth and development of our staff, including the continuous improvement of the services we provide. Change can be intimidating, but we have seen great success in taking the risk to educate children on their terms, creating an inclusive environment where children and adults can thrive. Along with launching our Grow Your Own Teacher program, we are incredibly proud to take a deeper and more mindful approach toward diversity, equity, and inclusion by lowering or even removing some of the barriers in place for families of diverse economic backgrounds to access choice in educational programs; this allows us to fully serve a more diverse community.”
Cobb’s sliding scale model provides childcare assistance to families based on income. Families who wish to apply for the sliding scale tuition model need only submit the first two pages of their most recent federal tax return during the May 1st-May 15th application window. You can learn more about the sliding scale tuition model on the school’s website by clicking HERE