Jenkintown Day Nursery Foundation
For many decades, a volunteer board oversaw operations and raised funds to ensure the nursery’s ability to provide scholarships to its families.
In 2015, the nursery’s board and operations structure changed. Operation of JDN was transferred to Play & Learn, a non-profit organization which has 12 early learning and childcare centers in Montgomery County. The Jenkintown Day Nursery Foundation was established, with several longtime members of the JDN Board of Directors as the new JDNF Board of Directors.
The Foundation continues to have a close relationship with Jenkintown Day Nursery, continuing to provide many of its families with scholarship aid along a sliding scale. However, the scholarships now are more broadly available, with many families at other Play & Learn sites receiving assistance, and, as funding is available, for children attending other quality centers in the area. Download an application for a Jenkintown Day Nursery Scholarship.
In addition, JDNF oversees distribution of assistance from the Jeanne Chauveau Trust, which offers one-time grants to families in our region who face hardship due to medical needs. These grants are generally distributed in the form of tuition assistance. Learn more about the Chauveau Trust.
With these changes, the Jenkintown Day Nursery Foundation is well-equipped to continue supporting working families in our community well into the 21st century — in keeping with the mission set by Annie Culver so many years ago.