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Why Give?

Donations to the UB Child Care Center are part of what makes the center one of the best in Western New York. 

When you make a philanthropic gift to UBCCC, you invest in the fiscal stability and longevity of the center, helping to ensure quality child care can continue for the University at Buffalo community for years to come. 

Providing quality, affordable child care on each of the campuses at the University at Buffalo helps students and working families maintain a positive and healthy life balance making the University at Buffalo a great place for families to work and study.

What are gifts used for?

While the day-to-day operation of the center is supported by tuition, monies raised through donations allow the UBCCC to provide exceptional programmatic support enriching the child care experience. 

Field trips, technology upgrades, continuing education for teachers and enhanced learning environments are just some ways in which your gift has an impact. 

Here's a sampling of some of our current needs both big and small:

  • Books for all ages – board books, story books, picture books, factual books, etc.
  • New furniture for our literacy centers – soft chairs, quiet reading areas, rugs, pillows, bookshelves, etc.
  • Storytelling materials  - puppets, recorded stories, flannel boards, etc.
  • Materials to extend the literacy experience into other learning centers – clipboards, white boards, posters, road maps, newspapers, chalk boards, etc.
  • Story-telling through special guests – bring special visitors to the centers to read to children
  • Field trips to libraries and literacy based theatre performances

 

Overall, you can be confident your donation will directly benefit the quality of care children receive at UBCCC.

Year 2015 donations have been used to fulfill the following needs at UBCCC:

  • Preschool bicycles and helmets
  • New commercial dishwasher
  • Trees for the playgrounds
  • Updated playground equipment
  • Garden tools
  • Outdoor tables
  • Classroom equipment
  • Baby buggies
  • Indoor play equipment
  • Laptops for teachers