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The Childrens Center

P.O.Box 2600
Galveston, TX 77553

(409) 765-5212


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To establish, maintain and operate a permanent institution of purely non-sectarian, public charity to provide for the housing, care, control instruction, education, maintenance, counseling and other assistance to needy and/or dependent children, and for related charitable and educational purposes, without regard to race, color, creed, sex or national origin and without regard to the poverty or riches of the recipient; and
To receive and maintain a fund or funds of real or personal property, or both, and to use such funds, including income and principal therefrom, exclusively for the charitable and educational purposes of the corporation, either directly or by contributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, as such section now exists or as it may hereafter be amended or succeeded; and
In the event that some children lack sufficient family support, and may when they reach chronological adulthood be so handicapped that they cannot be expected to look after themselves, but in the further event that no other suitable facilities can be found for their care, including housing, The Children's Center, Inc. may continue to supply these needs for as long as may be necessary; and
To develop a comprehensive system of children's services which will encourage the diverting of children from long-term placements outside of a family unit, and thereby strengthen the role of the family as the primary caretaker, while providing supportive services to improve the welfare of the children within a family setting; and
To perform an advocacy role for children, providing leadership support toward the funding and development of quality services to children on the national, state and local levels, and in particular, to work closely with private and public agencies who share concern for the welfare of these children, and meeting their needs.
Excerpted from the preschool's website