PIKE COUNTY’S OLDEST LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTER IS NOW GREEN TREES EARLY LEARNING CENTER, INC.
New Name and Scholarship Fund Support the Center’s Education-focused Mission
Milford, PA, November 10, 2017 Good Shepherd Child Care Center, Inc., founded in 1985 and located since 2016 at 102 State Route 2001, Milford, PA 18337 (previously known as the Muir House), announced that it has changed its name to Green Trees Early Learning Center Inc. Green Trees was originally established by Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and operated on Church premises for many years, but is now an independent nonprofit educational corporation in its own location; the new name reflects both the Center’s nature-based focus and its emphasis on education.
“Green Trees’ mission is to serve children of all backgrounds; to cultivate strong roots in education; and to open doors to the wonders of the world around us,” said Rebecca Lindsey, Chair of the Green Trees Board of Directors. “The Board wants the Pike County community to understand our desire to provide area children with the highest quality early childhood programs. While we have a longstanding excellent reputation in the community as Good Shepherd, we are confident that our new name will help to communicate our message more effectively as we move forward with our independent identity.”
“As part of our new identity and community focus, we are delighted to announce that Green Trees has established the Green Trees Scholarship Fund.” said Jenni Hamill, Green Trees Board Member and Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Green Trees already has a partnership with Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. to provide temporary childcare on an emergency basis to children in crisis situations. However, the newly established Scholarship Fund “will allow us to award full or partial scholarships to children with demonstrated financial need, when the families do not otherwise qualify for assistance, or for whom federal or state assistance is insufficient. We want local government entities and agencies to be aware of this in case we can provide assistance.” Green Trees accepts and considers scholarships on a rolling
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basis so long as scholarship funds are available. Current and prospective families who might qualify are encouraged to contact Green Trees for an application. Green Trees gratefully accepts donations to its scholarship fund; all such donations are tax deductible.
To celebrate the new name and scholarship opportunities, Green Trees is hosting a reception and ribbon cutting at the Center on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3pm. Friends and families of the center, community members, educators and representatives are invited to attend.