Welcome Bags for United Way’s New Free Childcare Center
In Baltimore, the lack of access to affordable, quality child care has created child care deserts, communities with too few child care slots to meet need, or no licensed providers at all.
In Fall 2020, the United Way opened the new United Way Family Center at Excel Academy to provide free, quality child care for the infants and toddlers (6 weeks-2 years) of Excel students, allowing them to both stay in school and graduate and give their babies the foundation they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
Shepard partnered with the United Way Family Center to help design and stuff nearly 100 welcome bags for families who will be using the free, quality childcare service at United Way Family Center at Excel Academy. We also were able to see the new childcare facility that will soon be serving 74 children from low income working families.