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Every Child Promise Preschool Scholarships

Help Every Child Promise raise $12,000 to provide 10 full-year scholarships to eligible families. The funds are distributed to approved programs that offer high quality, child friendly preschool education with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of children who enter kindergarten ready to learn.

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Pledge Incentives

$1.00 Level

9 Supporters

Your gift of $1 or more will make an impact. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal.

$25.00 Level

9 Supporters

For just $25, a children is better prepared and will be able to learn to share with friends, wait her turn, be able to express emotions, and begin a lifetime loving learning.

$50.00 Level

5 Supporters

Provide support that will change how a child looks at learning. $50 will go so far in providing child friendly preschool to a young child, so that he will want to know why, and will spend the rest of his life discovering how our big beautiful world works.

$100.00 Level

15 Supporters

Your gift of $100 provides a month of scholarship funding, which helps a family make the best decision on where to place their child. The scholarship supports high-quality preschool programming, which better prepares young children for kindergarten.

$1,200.00 Level

3 Supporters

Your gift of $1,200 provides scholarship funding for a child for a full year of preschool. The scholarship will help a family meet the tuition requirements to place their child in a high quality preschool program. Congratulations! A child will enter kindergarten next year ready to learn because of your gift.

Project Overview

Scholarships will be available to families who otherwise would not be able to afford high quality preschool for their child. There are requirements for receiving scholarships that will ensure family participation. Programs that receive scholarships must also be approved and meet certain guidelines.  

The program is loosely modeled after the A+ program for high school students. 

The Every Child Promise Strategic Plan, introduced to the community on Jan. 21, 2014, includes four Phase 1 priorities, one of which is to provide scholarship asssitance to all families with children 0-5 years within Springfield Public Schools' boundaries. This Cause Momentum is designed to seek community support to partially fund the full goal of $100,000 for 60+ scholarships.

For more information about Every Child Promise check out our website:

Photos courtesy of the Springfield News-Leader, by Valerie Mosley




Every Child Promise Thank You

I hope this message finds you on a lovely, warm spring day. I wanted to take just a few minutes to express to you my sincere gratitude for your donation to the Every Child Promise Cause Momentum Project. I apologize for the delay in thanking you, however, it has taken me this long to discover how to connect to donors from the website.

We were truly blessed to exceed our goal of $12,000. Children are beginning to receive the scholarships this month, and we are confident that additional children will enjoy the benefit of a high quality preschool experience over the next twelve months. It is because of your generosity and support for children in our community that they will realize a brighter future.

I hope you will continue to watch the work of Every Child Promise, as we move forward with the promise "to empower families, so that every child age birth to six has the opportunity to enter our schools ready to learn."

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me by email at:, or by phone at (417) 888-2020.


Dana Carroll
Springfield's Child Advocate
Every Child Promise


About Every Child Promise

Every Child Promise: Our Community promises to empower families, so that every child age birth to six has the opportunity to enter our schools ready to learn.

Our mission is to prepare a long term strategic plan to deliver this “promise.” This will be accomplished through setting game changing strategic objectives, utilizing the broad existing network of child advocates, identifying and addressing gaps, coordinating strategies, measuring and communicating progress to the community, and seeking sustainable funding for effective and proven programs.

Our focus is on every child in our community age birth to six, investing wisely now to save later.

Every Child Promise

Springfield, MO
(417) 888-2020