CORNERSTONE CENTER FOR EARLY LEARNING INC
At Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, you can get involved with one (or both) of two committees!
Friends of Cornerstone Center: The Friends of Cornerstone Center is a group of committed and caring young professionals who want to raise awareness and fundraise for Cornerstone Center for Early Learning. These individuals are in their 20s, 30s, and 40s and come from many different career fields. The group is responsible for planning the annual Cornerstone Center Trivia Night in November as well as numerous other friend and fundraising events. Join a close-knit, hardworking volunteer team that meets regularly to help raise funds for and spread awareness about Cornerstone!
Celebration Committee: Every year for the past 26 years, Cornerstone Center for Early Learning has hosted an annual Celebration for Children Gala. The Celebration provides a wonderful opportunity for friends, parents, sponsors, and donors to celebrate and support our nonprofit early childhood care and education services through auctions, raffles, and more! Join a resourceful committee that meets regularly year-round to plan and orchestrate this classic Cornerstone event.
Committee membership is available year-round, and involves monthly meetings. Currently, committee meetings have been taken virtual for the safety of volunteers and staff. Volunteers meet virtually once a month, with occasional additional meetings or opportunities.
About CORNERSTONE CENTER FOR EARLY LEARNING INC
3901 RUSSELL BLVD, SAINT LOUIS, MO 63110, US
To provide quality, comprehensive, and affordable childcare and preschool education in a nurturing, creative environment for St. Louis-area families of all economic backgrounds.
Since 1969, our organization has prepared students for a lifetime of positive social interaction and learning. A longstanding and respected leader in the early education community, we hold several endorsements, accreditations, and awards for early childhood education and child care. Our teaching methods encourage reflection, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Through "hands on/minds on" experiences, they build the early foundations of autonomous behavior, taking responsibility for their learning, and accepting the natural consequences of their decisions. In 2019, 88% of Cornerstone students scored "on target" or better on nationally normed screenings that compare outcomes with peers nationwide.
Cornerstone Center serves children of all economic levels and racial backgrounds. In 2019, of 207 students enrolled, 46% lived on annual incomes of less than $20,000, and 49% were members of single-parent households. Approximately 50% of families served were of African-American origin, 31% were Caucasian; 13% were multi-racial, and another 6% came from Hispanic and/or other backgrounds. Cornerstone works to strengthen low-income, high-risk families not only through scholarships, but also through Family Support Initiatives, such as an exemplary meal program and regular provision of diapering supplies.