Focus Area: Early Childhood
Grant Amount: $10,000
Located in Minneapolis. Founded in 1878, TFP is a multi-service agency that works to close opportunity and achievement gaps for children and families living in deep poverty and experiencing high levels of trauma by providing counseling, education, and advocacy programs and services.
Grant supports Four Directions, an NAEYC-accredited, 4-Star Parent Aware-rated therapeutic preschool previously located across from Little Earth and now located inside TFP’s new headquarters in south Minneapolis. The preschool will offer Dakota and Ojibwe immersion services to meet the needs of the mostly Native families who will be served. The new facility allows Four Directions to care for infants, add an additional toddler room, and offer additional room for developmental therapies. It also allows the preschool to be co-located with TFP’s mental health services allowing more children and their families to be served.