Children’s Learning Center in DeKalb purchased more than 500 books for free distribution to enrolled children in May, June and July this year.
A donation from Macy’s made the purchase possible through Reading Is FUNdamental, a nationwide project to encourage children’s interest in reading. In the classrooms, teachers and volunteers enjoyed reading the books with the children.
CLC has participated in RIF for more than 30 years. Federal funding for RIF was terminated at the end of 2011, but the RIF program continues with the support of Macy’s and others. CLC’s literacy projects receive volunteer support and contributions from Kishwaukee Kiwanis of DeKalb, Kiwanis Club of DeKalb, Altrusa International of DeKalb-Sycamore, and private donors.
A private nonprofit early education and child development center in DeKalb, CLC is a United Way member agency and a member of Community Coordinated Child Care.