United Way of Central Oklahoma supports local programs that focus on early childhood development enriching the lives of kids all over our community, including these children at Celebrations Preschool. In addition United Way supports programs that offer pre-natal care, well-child health screenings and immunizations, physical fitness, leadership skills, mentoring, counseling, and positive after-school care.
Children who attend Celebrations Preschool are able to learn in a comfortable environment where both English and Spanish are used. The multi-cultural student body embraces the unique opportunity gain early childhood skills, preparing them for kindergarten and first-grade.
Early childhood education is critical to ensuring our community’s children are prepared for school. A quality preschool and kindergarten experience is necessary to making this a reality. United Way of Central Oklahoma believes the key to building a better community starts with our community’s youth. Therefore we are focused on funding programs that provide unique learning environments preparing our children for school.
Celebrations Preschool is a multi-cultural, bilingual preschool and kindergarten. Many of the families who have children at Celebrations are low-income. The opportunity for non-English speaking students to learn in a safe, comfortable environment is an exceptional opportunity for these children. They are able to learn English while embracing their culture. Learning proper English and basic skills is preparing these students to enter the public school system at the appropriate level.
In addition to Celebrations, United Way of Central Oklahoma funds programs at Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school for homeless students that provides counseling and social services for the students and their families; Special Care, a childcare facility that provides inclusive, year-round direct care, educational, occupational, speech and physical therapy programs to children with and without special needs; John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center, a center that provides preschool for children with language and hearing impairment; and Sunbeam Family Services, who makes funds available to Oklahoma City Educare, an early childhood education program for disadvantaged children.