WCCA to open center for Head Start and Pre-K programs in Hendersonville
WCCA is renovating the 70-year-old Tebeau Children’s Center in Hendersonville, with the intention of offering Early Head Start, Head Start and NC Pre-K programs to nearly 100 children.
Western Carolina Community Action purchased the Tebeau Drive property in October 2020 and spent a year working with architects and civil engineers to develop renovation plans, submit grants and raise funds to transform the old building into a modern early childhood education facility.
The center will accommodate 94 children up to the age of 5 from April 2022, the WCCA said in a press release.
The organization recently received a $ 25,000 grant from the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County.
“We are grateful to partner with a group like the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund and the Henderson County Community Foundation to save some of Henderson County’s past,” said David White, CEO of Western Carolina Community Action, in a statement. Press release.
Generations of Henderson County children have attended private daycare formerly known as Stay ‘n Play, then Lovin’ & Learning, and Hendersonville School for Little Folks.
WCCA raised just over $ 402,000 of the $ 850,000 needed to renovate the Tebeau Center in time for its opening. To donate, visit WCCA.org.
WCCA is a Hendersonville-based non-profit organization that helps low-income and underserved people in western North Carolina. By working with communities and partners, WCCA improves people’s lives by creating pathways to empowerment and healthier lifestyles.
Programs include early childhood education, housing assistance, Apple Country transportation, and senior services.
For more information, contact Terri Bowman at [email protected] or call 828-231-9549.