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More Than Child Care

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
40 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 03, at 11:55 PM CDT
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More than Child Care - NEW STRETCH GOAL of $4,000!

Yes, learning is fun! 

You can count on that at NIU's Child and Development Family Center, where we believe that children learn best through active exploration and social interaction in a safe and nurturing environment.

Operated by NIU's School of Family and Consumer Sciences, the center provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Located in the heart of the college campus, we welcome children of NIU students, faculty, staff and community members.

And there's more.

We are on the forefront of educating NIU students who are pursuing degrees in early childhood development. The center is a site for practicum, where NIU students lead classroom planning and activities and benefit from professional guidance from our highly experienced teachers.

Make a difference by donating today. We are More than Child Care at NIU.

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Family Fund

Any dollar amount will go to support family education initiatives and/or be used as an emergency fund to help families in need. Thank you!


Sticky Situation

What holds precious crafts together and is the key ingredient in slime? Yes, it’s a gallon of glue, and a must-have for our budding artists.


Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor fun comes to life thanks to these playground essentials like bubbles and sidewalk chalk.


Vroom, vroom!

Little drivers need little cars and this amount will provide a pack of 25 assorted vehicles for children to safely test their skills.


Ready, set, draw!

Calling all artists! This amount will secure tools like construction paper, crayons, markers and other items to create that masterpiece.


Let's play

This level will provide a complete set of playground balls that are sure to keep children entertained.


Helping Hands

A donation to Helping Hands will provide 10 pairs of waterproof mittens which always seem to be in demand during chilly months.


Life's a beach

Our sandboxes are a close second to the beach! We need to replace our sandbox covers to keep our slice of the beach pristine, and your donation will help towards that!


Clean and green

Say goodbye to paper plates, cups and plastic ware! A donation will help fund additional dishwashers/installation which is an important step towards sustainability. We current need six dishwashers in classrooms!


Here comes the sun!

We love sunshine, but we also need protection from Mother Nature's bright rays. Our outdoor sun shades need to be replaced, and a donation to this level will help us enjoy the outdoors safely.

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