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Candelen Receives $744,000 Multi-Year Parsons Grant

By Madeleine Lovett | January 16, 2020
PHOENIX (January 16, 2020) – Candelen has been awarded a $744,000 multi-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to deliver its Play & Learn series across Maricopa County. The program provides training and support for non-licensed childcare providers – like neighborhood babysitters and family members – where 60 percent of children in Arizona spend their early and most formative years. Children in these settings often arrive at kindergarten less prepared and with a lower ability to be successful than children who attend traditional preschool programs. “It’s an unfortunate reality that children living in poverty are less likely to receive… View Article Read More