Scholarships and Sponsorship

There are many ways individuals, corporations, local business, community groups and clubs, NGOs, non-profits, and governmental agencies can help out families in need!  Qualifying need is based on verification by NGO or government organization of a family’s homelessness or poverty.

Tuition sponsorship: Tuition covers all childcare and preschool services and materials, in addition to all meals (morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack). Families receiving scholarships and subsidized care may, if needed, receive extended before and after hours and additional meals (breakfast and dinner).  Please see program options below for costs.

Materials sponsorship: diapers, wipes, diapering ointments, clothing, canned food, and certain home goods. Please email us to request a list of items currently needed.

Toys, learning materials, art supplies, and books can be purchased directly from you and sent to us from our Amazon wish list: Avalon’s Amazon Wish List!

Shipping information is Attn: Charissa Kerr, Avalon Childcare and Preschool, 1632 Husted Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.  Contact ph# is 408-307-6721.

Services provided or sponsorship: Hair salons, laundry services, transportation (VTA, Uber, Lyft), clothing stores, home goods stores, grocery stores, housing, and more.  If you have a service that can contribute through discounts, coupons, or complimentary services, please call Charissa Kerr at 408-307-6721 or AvalonChildcareAndPreschool@gmail.com.

Family Field Trip sponsorship: entrance/ticket costs, gift-certificates, parking/transportation fees, coupons, or other forms of assistance by individuals, organizations, or the host of the event are all accepted by Avalon and distributed to families in the form of direct payment to vendor, purchase of tickets, vouchers, or cash for transportation/parking.  If you have can contribute through discounts, coupons, or complimentary services, please call Charissa Kerr at 408-307-6721 or AvalonChildcareAndPreschool@gmail.com.  For financial donations, please see below.

Distribution of Funds, Services, and Products to Families in Need: All financial donations are pooled into a general scholarship account.  Scholarship funds are applied directly to child’s tuition account with Avalon on a weekly basis for scheduled care for that upcoming week; no tuition funds are ever paid directly to client(s)/parent(s).  Products and services are distributed to both Avalon, for child’s individual use during care hours, and also directly to the family (e.g. diapers, canned food, etc.).  Any returns are processed by Avalon.

Ethical Operation: All of Avalon’s financial and business records are available to view to maintain ethical transparency. An independent, annual audit is also performed and available each year.  Scholarship agreements and attendance records are also available (in redacted form to protect last names and other private information for security purposes).  An exclusive nonprofit incorporation for 501(c)(3) status to support Avalon’s scholarship is in process.  Currently, a tax EIN is established for reporting purposes.

Program Options:

Avalon’s tuition rates are based on a percentage of California’s Department of Education rates for Santa Clara County, published at: http://www3.cde.ca.gov/rcscc/index.aspx.

Current Avalon tuition rates as of April 2019 (covers care, sports and music lessons, learning materials, and meals):  Full-Time $240 per week  /   Part-Time $190 per week

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Terms of scholarships depend on available funds, eligibility of families, and family needs.  Scholarships are guaranteed for families only for the term dates on the scholarship agreement (a sample of terms is shown below), whether or not immediate funds are available.  If no funds are available for scholarship, Avalon may “float” the family on a partial scholarship for a maximum of three months.  Once funds become available, the balance owed will be retroactively paid to Avalon before a new scholarship is granted.

Donation to cover meals for a child receiving a scholarship (families in poverty or homeless)

If you would like to help, you can enter the quantity of $10 dollar units you wish to donate. Our current capacity is five (5) children. Qty 1 of $10 will help feed one child breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner for a week because we buy in bulk and supplement food with donations from the Second Harvest Food Bank and California’s healthy meal reimbursement programs. Families do not receive the money directly, but are instead provided a monthly statement showing how scholarship funds were distributed.

$10.00

Donation to help fund child’s scholarship tuition for part-time enrollment

Scholarships are granted for children whose families are homeless or receiving/waitlisted for poverty assistance through government aid (CalWorks, CAPP, etc.). Tuition includes child care, preschool instruction and materials, and meals. Each quantity of one (1) covers one week of tuition for a child enrolled part-time in our program.

$190.00

Donation to help fund child’s scholarship tuition for full-time enrollment

Scholarships are granted for children whose families are homeless or receiving/waitlisted for poverty assistance through government aid (CalWorks, CAPP, etc.). Tuition includes child care, preschool instruction and materials, and meals. Each quantity of one (1) covers one week of tuition for a child enrolled full-time in our program.

$240.00

Scholarship Outline

  1. Term and Type of Scholarship:
  • The scholarship is for the term of ____/____/____TO ____/____/_____.  At the end of this term, the client must have submitted verification of qualifying status to continue the scholarship and signed a renewed scholarship agreement or otherwise become responsible for the full amount of tuition per their contract.
  • Scholarship Term lengths and Type, including coverage amounts and provided services, is not automatically renewed or guaranteed to be renewed, or if renewed, may contain different coverages and term lengths. 
  • Fund availability: If no scholarship funds are available, Avalon may “float” a partial scholarship for no more than three (3) months.  Once funds become available, Avalon will be paid retroactively for the owed balance.  No scholarships will be granted until this payment has been made.  Families are only financially liable for their portion of a partial scholarship, if applicable.
  • Type of Tuition Scholarship
    • _______Full: 100% of all applicable costs. Duration:_____________________
    • _______Partial coverage of all applicable costs.
      • ______% = $______ per week covered by scholarship
      • ______% = $______ per week to be covered by child’s legal guardian(s)
      • Duration:__________________________
  • Additional Scholarships granted: 
    • Family Field Trips:  _____Child Only  ______Child and Parent _____Family (5)
      • Duration Details:_____________________________________________
    • Diapers, wipes, and ointments:  ______Full Cost per month OR  ______Partial: ____% of monthly costs or monthly contribution of $______.
          • Duration Details:_____________________________________________

2. Program option(s) selected in the Enrollment Contract):

  • _______FULL-TIME: The days and hours of care will be from Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:30pm, and Friday from 8:00am to1:00pm, year-round per the Operating Calendar.
  • _______PART-TIME: The days and hours of care will be from Monday through Friday from 8:00am to1:00pm, year-round per the Operating Calendar.

3. Additional Business Hours and Services to be included in Enrollment Contract Program:

  • ______ Early Start 7:15am with Breakfast is served between 7:30am and ends at 8:00am, Monday through Thursday (none offered Fridays)
  • ______ 6:30pm Late Pick-Up with dinner at 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday (none offered Fridays)
  • ______ Enrolled child and siblings’ laundry service (two load max) 1x per week: M / T/ W / Th / F
  • Grooming services may occasionally be offered on site or through partnership with local business at no additional charge or at a discount.

 

For the full scholarship agreement and more information on receiving a scholarship, please visit: Avalon Scholarships For Families In Need