Project set to help local childcare

7 Jan 2021


FAIRMONT — A local organization, the Schmeeckle Foundation, is putting $250,000 toward increasing the availability of early child care in Martin County. The goal of The Prosper Project is to both recruit new child care providers and sustain existing providers.

The Schmeeckle Foundation carries on the legacy of long-time Martin County resident Juanita Schmeeckle. Its mission is the betterment of Martin County and its trustees continue to make significant investments in the community. Three main areas of focus for the foundation are early child care and education, assisting the disabled and elderly, and the arts.

The Excelsior Bay Group, a business management consultant, is the facilitator of The Prosper Project.

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