YWCA Cortland

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Annual Giving Campaign

Kids Like Jack* Need Your Help Today!


Many people think daycare is just a place for babysitting but don’t realize it plays a crucial role in a child’s early education.

As a YWCA Cortland supporter, we know you understand the importance of early childhood learning and its vital impact on a child’s development and future success.

So, we want to share a heartwarming story of how a teacher-grandmother collaboration helped a young boy named Jack* overcome his difficulties with adjusting to Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and gain more confidence in his abilities.

Jack* started the UPK class at our Here We Grow Child Care Center this fall. It was the first time his grandmother had enrolled him in daycare. Jack would get very upset and find it difficult to calm down when his grandma, who is his primary caregiver, dropped him off; he wouldn’t let go of her. Since then, his teacher and grandmother have worked closely together to develop ways to increase Jack’s confidence. He can now happily say goodbye and spend the day learning.

Jack has made great strides in developing social and emotional maturity in the past three months and is better prepared for a smooth transition to kindergarten next fall. A few of his improved social skills include asking for help, participating in activities, and working cooperatively by listening to others, sharing, and taking turns.

Many other children in the Cortland area could benefit from early childhood learning as Jack did.

Can we count on you to support kids like Jack with a gift for the YWCA Cortland 2024 Annual Giving Campaign?

Your support of this campaign allows us to address our community’s ever-changing needs.

Early childhood learning can lead to higher test scores and better math and reading grades, improved mental health, fewer teen pregnancies, and an increased chance of going to college, not to mention a longer life, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Read about another boy, Logan*, who benefited from YWCA's early childhood learning services and how you can help other kids like Jack and Logan.


Yes, I will support kids like Jack and Logan and the programs and services of YWCA Cortland!


Contact Information

Other Ways to Donate
To donate by check, please make the check payable to "YWCA Cortland" and mail to 14 Clayton Ave., Cortland, NY 13045. To support this fundraising campaign, be sure to write 'Annual Giving" in the memo line.
To donate with a credit card over the phone, please call the YWCA front desk at 607-753-9651 and mention the gift is for Annual Giving.
If you have any questions, please contact Robyn Hayes, Director of Development, by emailing robyn@cortlandywca.org.