Scholarships

Support a Child, Strengthen the Community

Nancy McCaffrey Scholarship Fund

Formerly The Scholarship Fund, it was re-named for board member and community leader, Nancy McCaffrey, in recognition of her years of dedication to childhood education. Each year, our scholarship drive raises money for the fund to provide tuition assistance for qualifying families. The town of East Hampton has the second highest rate of poverty in Suffolk County. Roughly 65% of children who attend The Center are from low/extremely low-income households. Your help is greatly needed. See how your contribution can make a difference:  

$60.00 = 1 day for 1 child
$125.00 = 1 week of extended day
$300.00 = 1 week for 1 child
$1,200.00 = 1 month for 1 child
$4,800.00 = 1 semester for 1 child

The Maureen Wikane Scholarship

In Summer 2019, we created a special scholarship, The Maureen Wikane Scholarship in honor of our Administrative Director who passed away in June 2019. Maureen was an educator, visionary, humanitarian and working parent. The Maureen Wikane Scholarship is for children of working mothers who qualify for tuition assistance. 

Maureen was a part of The Center for more than 23 years and lead its evolution from a small daycare center to a nationally recognized center of excellence in early childhood education. She was truly a humble warrior.

Ways to Give:

By Mail

Checks can be made out to “Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center” and mailed to:
PO Box 63, East Hampton, NY 11937. Please note how you would like your funds designated. 

By Phone
Call The Center at (631)324-5560

Your contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us grow!

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