University Child Enrichment Center Awarded Grants

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 20, 2008 – The Southeast Missouri State University Child Enrichment Center has received two grants through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The first grant, valued at $31,903, has been used to purchase a security system for the Child Enrichment Center, along with equipment for pre-school classrooms and materials for a lending library.

Amy Blackman, director of the University Child Enrichment Center, said 15 security cameras have been installed at the Center, with 10 cameras placed inside children’s classrooms and five cameras mounted outside the premises. The College of Health and Human Services also provided financial support for this project, she said.

The second grant, valued at $20,000, will provide funding for high school students who wish to dual-enroll in college courses and receive their Child Development Associate Certificate. 

These grants were attained through the collaboration of the University Child Enrichment Center and the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, Blackman said.