Little Lions’ Learning Center Receives $5,000 Grant

Little Lions’ Learning Center 
Receives $5,000 Grant
The Little Lions’ Learning Center in Big Stone City was recently awarded a $5,000 South Dakota Fund grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) to offset costs incurred because of COVID-19. 
The non-profit daycare center provides childcare to children six weeks to five years of age in Grant County emphasizing social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. It currently serves approximately 30 children and employs six full-time staff. Funds will provide partial support for an additional staff member that will address health requirements.
“We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to receive a grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation,” said Anne Lester, OST/daycare director. “The COVID grant funds will be used to offset some of the costs that the Little Lions’ Learning Center has incurred due to the pandemic.”
In response to the pandemic, SDCF’s Board of Directors established the Coronavirus Response Fund to directly support the needs of communities and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. This fund addresses immediate needs including access to food, shortage of volunteers, healthcare sector support and human services sector support.
“Safe, reliable daycare is a huge asset for our state’s small communities,” said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “Local economies are dependent on this service being provided for their workers. We are proud to lend our support.”



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