To provide an environment that nurtures the healthy growth and development of young children and their families.
There are big things afoot this year at the Lopez Children’s Center. We have our sights set on expanding our capacity to better meet the needs of Lopez Island’s littlest community members and parents alike. With more kiddos on the island than ever before, Give Lopez funds would help us as we move towards adding an additional afternoon program. Give Lopez funds will also help LCC keep up with the building maintenance projects we are unable to use volunteers to source. LCC performs an important role for our community by shaping the early childhood development of future stewards of Lopez Island, teaching empathy and kindness to youngsters who will go on to call Lopez home. At the same time, LCC also provides the parents of young children in our community with much-needed quality child-care so they are free to serve our beloved island in other ways. Families we support include Teachers and other staff at LISD, Teachers at LCC, the LCC Director, the LCCA Director, local film makers featured at Sundance, LIFRC employees, small business owners, Restaurant owners, an Firefighter/EMT, the Land Bank manager, the Director of the Chamber of Commerce, local fishermen, carpenters, and more. Says local Firefighter/EMT Dave Rucker, "By providing childcare, you allow me to provide emergency services to the island. Thank you." We are grateful for the support of Give Lopez and excited about this next chapter at LCC.