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First Step For Kids

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Are you looking for a great way to give back to your community? Do you have a big heart, a volunteer spirit, a good network of friends and community contacts, and some time to give to a good cause? 

First Step for Kids, a 501(c)3 daycare center in Belvidere, Illinois, is currently searching for volunteer members for its Board of Directors. Board service involves meetings once per month, occasional event participation, and a genuine commitment to kids!

If you are interested in more information, please fill out the interest form below!

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Our Story

Who we are:

The First Step Day Care Center is a non-profit corporation which is funded primarily through the following:
*Tuition paid by private and subsidized families. The First Step Daycare is a Site program with onsite ability to approve for childcare assistance. 
*State and Federal Government funding through the I.D.H.S. (Illinois Department of Human Services) whose eligibility criteria was established by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Under this funding, the center is reimbursed for the days subsidized children attend. 
* Grant monies received through the United Way, UPS via Truist & UNITE and the Quality Counts Enrichment Grant.
*Revenue through fundraising efforts of the families, staff and friends of the center.

What we do:

*To be a supportive agency for parent or legal guardians who are employed or enrolled in an educational or training program. 

*To further each child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language 
development by providing a day care program that will positively challenge and encourage each child to achieve his or her individual potential while providing a safe, consistent and enriched environment where developmentally appropriate activities encourage exploration and "hands on" learning experiences. 

*To provide consistently high quality care by continuously evaluating Center operations. 

*To constantly encourage parent visitation, input, and participation. 

*The First Step Daycare also strives to support our community! 

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Interest Form

For more information on joining the First Step Board of Directors, please click the link below and fill out the interest form.

Submission of this form does not commit you to anything, and we will contact you with more information.

Thank you for your consideration!

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