June 4, 2021
More Support for Kalamazoo County Early Education Teachers On Its Way
Non-profit providing access to health and wellness benefits to over 300 early educators
KALAMAZOO, MI — It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the early education sector hard. It’s an industry that was already in a precarious position: private providers rely on tuition and subsidies to stay open and even prior to 2020, many operated on razor-thin margins. Those razor-thin margins contribute to the early childhood education staffing crisis: without the ability to pay a living wage or offer health benefits, recruiting and retaining staff remains a problem.
January 28, 2021
Pre-K Teachers Receive Gratitude Bonus from Kalamazoo County Ready 4s After Being
Left out of Michigan K-12 Hazard Pay
100 Kalamazoo County teachers to receive funds from local nonprofit
KALAMAZOO, MI — With recent funding from Kalamazoo Community Foundation’s Community Urgent Relief Fund, local nonprofit Kalamazoo County Ready 4s will be assisting their 50 program partners with a one-time Gratitude Bonus, providing critical funds to Pre-K teachers and assistant teachers. Financial support ranges from $250-$500 for each educator.