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    Rising Tide Preschool Scholarship Announced

    Media Contact: Meghan Washington
    Office: 508-825-5610

    Rising Tide Preschool Launches the Scholarship for Tuition Assistance

    NANTUCKET, Massachusetts, September 14, 2020 — Rising Tide Preschool (RTP) announces the launch of its scholarship program for the 2020-21 academic year. The new scholarship program is aimed at minority students and low income families who have historically been underrepresented in preschool educational programs.

    The scholarship is open to current and prospective Rising Tide Preschool students. RTP will award $20,000 in scholarships to recipients. Funding for the scholarships is provided by donations made by generous donors to Rising Tide Preschool.

    The goal of the scholarship is to provide a quality preschool experience for children whose family cannot afford full Rising Tide Preschool tuition fees and to help ensure economic and social diversity within Rising Tide Preschool.

    Rising Tide Preschool understands that the expense of preschool may be a strain on a family’s budget, and helping eligible families reduce their cost through scholarships is an important part of their mission.

    Attending preschool is an important part of childhood development and is proven to help children transition into Kindergarten with greater success. “We hope this scholarship program will provide an opportunity for early education to those families most in need of both child care and a quality early learning experience,” said Thayer Hale, Board President of Rising Tide Preschool.

    “RTP is committed to investing in our youngest residents and believe that access to quality preschool education is vital to closing the achievement gap and providing an early advantage in competing in our global workforce. It all begins with preschool and RTP believes in providing this opportunity for all families on Nantucket,” said Meghan Washington, Director of RTP. “We hope that our new scholarship will help reduce the burden of childcare tuition on our community and engage a diverse student body at RTP.”

    To apply, families can contact Meghan Washington or view the application online at www.risingtidepreschool.org. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted beginning September 21, 2020 for the 2020-21 Academic Year.

    About Rising Tide Preschool
    Rising Tide Preschool was founded in January of 2020, immediately preceding a global pandemic. RTP was able to re-open its doors on June 29, 2020 and is grateful for the support of the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s COVID Relief Fund for their support in keeping our doors open. Rising Tide Preschool provides a safe stimulating environment in which children can grow and develop with the nurturing support and guidance of teachers, staff and parents. We are committed to providing the best early education and highest quality care to the children and families we serve.

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