Support a Child. Strengthen the Community

Ways to contribute to the Center

While tuition and grants cover much of our $1.4 million operating budget, the Center must raise over $600,000 each year from donors to keep tuition affordable. It is part of the Center’s mission to assist families in need with financial aid.  Our tuition remains below market rates to ensure that a diverse population is able to enroll.

The Nancy McCaffrey Scholarship Fund: Join our  Early Learning Scholarship Drive. It’s so easy to make a difference:

  • $50.00 = 1 day for 1 child
  • $125.00 = 1 week of extended day for 1 child
  • $250.00 = 1 week for 1 child
  • $1,000.00 = 1 month for 1 child
  • $4750.00 = 1 semester for 1 child
  • $9500.00 = 1 year of Pre-K for 1 child

All gifts to the Center are greatly appreciated. When we support a child, we strengthen our community.


Part of the Center’s mission is to assist families in need, with financial aid. There are a limited number of financial aid and scholarship packages available for families that qualify. Our tuition remains below market rates, ensuring that our enrollment reflects the diversity of our population. 

Your generous tax-deductible contribution can be made online using our secure PayPal account or you can mail a check, made payable to Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, to P.O. Box 63, East Hampton, N.Y. 11937.

Our Annual Appeal takes place each fall, a perfect time to make your tax-deductible contribution before year’s end.

A donation of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can offer you significant tax benefits. Please call our Development Office for further information.

Include the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in your will or revocable living trust and make a gift that will impact future generations of children. A bequest to EWECC may also provide you with tax benefits. There are several types of bequests, which you can discuss with your financial planner or attorney.

Support High-Quality Early Childhood Education…              the first 5 years matter most

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When you shop online at you can choose our Center to be your charity of choice. EWECC will receive  0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases whenever you shop.

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