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Head Start vision screening a huge success

By Lynn Peters, Community Engagement Manager Ever wonder what happens after a grant ends? As part of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, we follow up two years after each grant to find out what’s happened. A three-year, $15,750 grant in 2015 to Prevent Blindness Wisconsin  supported preschool vision screening for low-income […]

Screening program detects eye disorders in preschoolers

Posted on Mar 2, 2017, by

Finding a vision problem in more pre-school students may seem an odd measure of success, but a recent partnership between Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and eight UW-Oshkosh Head Start programs operating in the Fox Cities area are celebrating that accomplishment. With support from a $15,750 three-year Basic Needs Giving Partnership grant, Prevent Blindness was able to train Head […]

Helping center in its infancy

Posted on Nov 4, 2014, by

The new Community Early Learning Center in the former St. Mary School building in Appleton is the focal point for making the most of that potential for children across the Fox Cities. The 2006 and 2011 Fox Cities LIFE Studies indicated a need for early intervention services for children age 5 and younger, along with […]