Tuition Discounts at Radford Early Learning Center

Radford Child Development, Inc. is proud to announce the successful launch of its tuition discount program for children attending the Radford Early Learning Center. Carilion Clinic is Radford Child Development’s 2017 tuition discount program sponsor. Four young children currently enrolled in the Center are now receiving “Carilion Cares for Children” tuition discounts of up to $50 per week through the end of 2017, based on demonstrated financial need.

Five years ago, Radford Child Development (RCD) Inc., launched an initiative to bring the highest quality childcare and early education to the Radford area, allowing families to improve their lives through access to an outstanding facility.

The outcome of the first phase is the Radford Early Learning Center (RELC), now well into its second year of operation. RCD Inc. selected Rainbow Child Care Center (not affiliated with Rainbow Riders) for the quality education and nurturing philosophy that they bring to childcare and early childhood education.

RCD’s next phase is to grow their endowment fund, to ensure that the RELC remains affordable to all in the community. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that if a family is paying 10% or less of its income in childcare, those costs are affordable. However, families may spend upwards of $8,000 per year per child for quality care, making those options inaccessible to many income levels. Childcare costs remain a major drain on families with young children.

“We are so pleased to have begun work on our second phase,” said Dr. Agida Manizade, president of Radford Child Development, Inc. “One of our fundamental goals is to make this accessible to all income levels in our community. Our next priority is to continue to raise funds, so that all children regardless of financial need, can benefit from the center.”

If you would like to support Radford Child Development, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax deductible donations are accepted through their website, www.radfordchilddevelopment.org. You can also enroll in Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile programs. These businesses will donate a percentage of sales to RCD. Upcoming local fundraising events include RCD’s second annual “Swing for Scholarships” golf tournament on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at the Pete Dye River Course.