Merry Christmas from the board and staff of Foundations! We pray that you will enjoy this Advent season as we praise Him for the glorious gift of His Son Jesus. Attached is an update of what the Lord has done in and through Foundations. We are humbled and excited to see what He has for our future! We are grateful for each of you, The Board of Foundations
Dear Friends and Supporters of Foundations,
The Board of Foundations would sincerely like to thank you for your support and encouragement over the past several years. Your partnership has enabled us to come alongside families to help them grow their children in the Lord and to prepare them for school and beyond. We have been blessed to see the Lord move and grow Foundations in exciting ways, especially this year.
Growth: This year Foundations has partnered with Fairfield City Schools and relocated to their Forest Hills Community Development Center, where we are better able to serve our families and growing staff in so many ways because of this partnership. We have added a 3K class, moving us another step closer to our goal of serving families with children age 0-4 years. In addition, we now offer our after-school care and parent involvement sessions to the families attending other programs in the facility, more than doubling the number of families we have been able to reach with these gospel centered services.
Results: At the end of each year all of our children have tested ready for kindergarten. Last year 14 of our students went on to attend Restoration Academy and two students were accepted into a competitive magnet elementary school. Over 80% of our parents and caregivers regularly attend our parent involvement sessions and read at home with their children.
We have had several testimonies and praise reports from parents. One such case is Luther and Tameka. They admitted that these meetings and our program saved their marriage. They had separated and were on the verge of divorce, but both continued participating. They told us that the classes taught them about marriage and family and helped them to see their communication needs. They reunited and are excited to continue to work in the Lord’s power on their marriage and in raising their children together for His glory.
Expansion: We now have 60 children on our waiting list for our 3K class. Most of those will be placed on our 4K enrollment list for next year and we anticipate similar numbers for our 3K class for next year. Without expansion, we are only able to serve 18 children in the 4K class and 16 children in the 3K class and are not able to guarantee our 3K students a spot in our 4K class.
Funding: We have been encouraged to see how many families in Fairfield and the surrounding areas are seeking a Christian preschool and are eager to invest their own time and resources to support their child’s education. Foundations requires participating families to contribute a small portion of the cost of the program. We rely on faithful partners who will come alongside us to enable us to continue and, Lord willing, grow this work. Currently we have received donations covering 60% of our costs for this school year.
Will you please continue to partner with us?
Please consider supporting Foundations with a one time, annual, or monthly gift. Foundations is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible and allow us to continue to come alongside these families who are eager to give their children a Biblical and academic foundation for their future. We are grateful for your support and prayer.
Chairman of the Board
“...but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord…” Psalm 78:4
Your gift has immediate impact!
$10 provides 3 books for families
$75 provides one month of classroom supplies
$250 provides books for one parent meeting
$5000 helps sponsor one child for a school year
Board of Directors
Mary Jo Kynerd
Dr. Tanja Malone
Recent Board Members
Dr. Robbie Roberts