Joyce Preschool

Focus Area: Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $10,000

Located in south Minneapolis. Established in 1966, Joyce Preschool is a bilingual preschool serving newly arrived Latino families and American-born families, many of whom adopted children from Latin America. It is a local leader in developing programs to promote family literacy in both English and Spanish and is sharing its model with other child care centers and the MN State Legislature.

Grant supports expansion of Joyce’s parent engagement and leadership development programming for its new classroom in Haiwatha Academies Northrup location. Parent programming includes home visiting, Joyce’s parent council, a family literacy program, and the Family Fridays program, a weekly parent-child co-learning event.