Where The Money Goes
Bloom’s goal is to reserve half of our capacity for single parents and low-income families who otherwise could not afford quality early childhood learning programs. Our Shirley Robinson Scholarship Fund was established to provide tuition assistance to community families in need. Since opening in 2000, Bloom has provided care for 477 children, 208 of whom received tuition assistance – totaling over $1.5 million.
While the majority of financial assistance for Bloom’s children comes from our Shirley Robinson Scholarship Fund, we work hard every year to help qualified families find additional resources. The governmental Child Care Assistance Program is getting ever more difficult to navigate and wait lists have increased to 2 and 3 years through the County program. Some of our children are also able to access financial assistance through the State Department of Education and, locally, from Caring for Kids. A total of 29 Bloom children which constitutes 38% of our enrollment received financial assistance in 2016.
Bloom is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are fully tax deductible based on current tax laws.
See our current 2016 Annual Report