TCL’s Early Care and Education program receives sizable donation

The Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Early Care and Education program recently received a sizable donation in recognition of its high quality educational experiences for students.

The donation, for $16,500, was given by SC Endeavors at a check presentation held on TCL’s Beaufort Mather Campus, on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

“We are so grateful and excited to be honored with funds to better support our early childhood program,” said Kelli Boniecki, TCL’s Early Care and Education Program Director. “Not only are we able to purchase relevant teaching materials for students preparing them for the classroom, we are also able to provide our faculty with continuous professional development.”

Formerly the Center for Child Care Career Development, SC Endeavors is the professional development arm for South Carolina’s Early Childhood Workforce, and is funded through the South Carolina Department of Social Services.

Representatives from the organization were on hand for the presentation as well as TCL administrators, members of the Early Care and Education advisory committee and students in the program.

The money will go toward the McDonald Early Education Support Fund, which is dedicated to improving and enhancing classes and activities within the department.