Dear Montessori Friends and Families,
As you may know, the first three years are the most crucial in the life of the child. These experiences and interactions of the child lay the foundation for trust and understanding of the world, brain functioning, problem solving, and executive functioning. That is why Sweet Pea Montessori creates ideal environments for infants and toddlers. Sweet Pea Montessori’s mission is to collaborate with families to nurture the minds and spirits of infants and toddlers. We strive for community, equity, and connections with nature. Our commitment to providing beautiful Montessori environments and qualified and caring staff ensures that we provide the best foundation for children while they are in our care.
We are dedicated to providing this care to families regardless of income level. At this time we have several families who need tuition assistance in order to attend Sweet Pea Montessori. To meet the needs of these families, we are providing tuition assistance of over $3,000 a month. Until we have a fund for this, it is coming out of staff salaries and other areas of our budget. We are asking for end of our fiscal year donations at this time to meet the needs of our community and to offer benefits to our staff. We are grateful for several donations in the past year- more than $5,000, but we still have a gap to fill.
We aim to raise $5,000- $10,000 by the end of June 2019 and we would love an end of the year donation from you to get us started! Your gift will allow us to continue to offer our program to families who cannot afford full tuition and who are not eligible for child care assistance or who are in the process of applying for child care assistance. We recognize that it is expensive to run the unique type of program we have at Sweet Pea Montessori and that we need support for it to be accessible to all. Please consider a tax deductible donation to Sweet Pea Montessori for the youngest and most important members of our world! You may send a check to our school (our preference) or donate online.
With Gratitude and Hope,
All of us at Sweet Pea Montessori
Checks can be mailed to 300 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, MN 55405. Use the donate button below to donate online (Sweet Pea Montessori is charged a 2.2% fee for online donations).