Equity Initiatives

Covenant is a safe space and welcomes children and families of all racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.  We embrace the varied family structures of our society as part of what makes each child unique and we work to celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our children.  We strive to create an inclusive environment where every individual has the opportunity to participate, interact, and explore.  We are dedicated to creating a warm environment where children learn to respect and value the differences in each other and where all children are free to be themselves.  

 

Several years ago, Covenant’s administration and Board of Directors made a commitment to provide greater access to our high quality program by offering two spots in each of our classrooms as fully scholarshipped spaces.  Working in conjunction with area home visiting programs, Covenant is able to help identify and enroll children who otherwise may not have access to the high quality early childhood experiences that we are able to offer.  In the past years, we have given out over $19,000 dollars a year in scholarship support to over 15% of our families.  

 

Covenant and it’s administrators are active members of Evanston’s Cradle to Career, working specifically on the Strong Start to Kindergarten action team where we are pushing various initiatives to help not just Covenant’s students, but all of Evanston’s youngest children become “kindergarten ready” and giving them a strong start to kindergarten.  Covenant’s Director is an active member of the Evanston Early Childhood Council, and administrators and board members are currently participating in a program led by the YWCA & Evanston Community Foundation called “Becoming Equitable Institutions” learning cohort training grant.

Please see above for links and reach out with any questions on how we are working to be an early childhood community leader in equity, resources for families of preschoolers, and ways you can get involved in the work we’re doing.