Stories of Impact

 

It’s amazing to think that Cincinnati Preschool Promise started as a dream – a dream that gained city-wide support from incredible community and partners. Cincinnati made history when it overwhelmingly supported Issue 44 and the belief that local children deserve a strong start to school and life.

Today, that dream is a reality as we support local children, families, teachers and preschool providers every day. It’s difficult but critically important work, and our team is energized by the people with whom we work – our dedicated partners, talented preschool providers, hardworking families and, of course, the preschoolers.

We are fortunate to receive an occasional note from families impacted by this work. Here are some of our favorites.

“As a newly single mom, I had to return to the workforce after staying home with my children. I had twin boys and any amount of childcare would have been too much. The program not only helped me pay, they were encouraging and I could tell they really cared. I am so thankful for this program.”

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Alysun Ogilby

Mom

“We are forever grateful for Cincinnati Preschool Promise! Your passion and unending determination has allowed us to achieve a 5-star rating and provide the highest level of quality care. We couldn’t have done this without you!”

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Melena Campbell

Daddy's Daycare Child Development Center

“Cincinnati Preschool Promise helped my family in a financial way. I’m a one-person income. Instead of me having to pay for him to go to school, I could focus on other things. This alleviated the stress of how to get him educated.”

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Deena Merritt

Mom

“We were only going to be able to afford to pay for Xhamiir to go to part-time preschool, but Cincinnati Preschool Promise has made it possible for him to go to preschool full-time. By saving so much money on tuition, we will be able to put money back into household expenses.”
Parent

“Today was my daughter’s first day of school. Thanks Preschool Promise. Your staff is excellent.”
Alaina Terry Dupree

Mom

“We were nervous Trinity would fall behind because of her cystic fibrosis. Cincinnati Preschool Promise helped send Trinity to a 5-star preschool that has gone above and beyond for her.”
Parent

“Cincinnati Preschool Promise is a great program, not just for Samuel and me, but for a lot of parents out there who want to send their kids to preschool. … Cincinnati Preschool Promise will help him succeed as he goes forward in life.”

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Marquira Powell

Mom

“Cincinnati Preschool Promise has made valuable resources available to me to assure my success and career growth. They have single-handedly kicked open doors that have appeared to be obstacles in my career path as a childcare business owner.”

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Laroy Holloway

A-List Kids Childcare and Learning Center

“Because of Cincinnati Preschool Promise, we’ve also been able to add enrichment programs so our preschoolers have Spanish once a week and soccer once a week. So they do have access to things they may not have had access to if they stayed at home or went to another school setting, and the parents do appreciate that.”

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Garri Davis

Water Lily Learning Center

“There is no way (Landon) would have started kindergarten off on the right foot had it not been for the Cincinnati Preschool Promise. It was really beneficial for my family financially. … I’m excited for him because he’ll have the hang of being in school. He went all day so he’s gotten the hang of personal space, community, sharing and the just of education and learning. He needed all of that. Small beginnings matter.”
Nakesha Forney

Mom

“I was able to be a part of Preschool Promise’s Quality Improvement program, which gave me coaching through 4C for Children to provide me with learning materials for my childcare. … This opportunity has provided families with an additional choice for high-quality childcare and preschool.”
Nicole Burns

Sandbox Child Care

This is going to change our lives. We are going to be able to pay all our bills, on time now. No more groceries on credit cards. We’ll be able to make substantial efforts towards paying down debt. We can now realistically plan to make much needed repairs on our home. Thanks and deep appreciation (doesn’t seem to cover it) for all the folks who worked so hard to pass this initiative and make a difference for hard-working families who want to make the best choices for their children.”
Parent

“Preschool Promise by far is the easiest funder that we work with.”

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Beverly McGlasson

Little Lambs Academy