Making a Donation to EC3

Lori Ireland Memorial Fund

To make a donation in honor of our long-time infant teacher, Lori Ireland, click on the "Donate Now" button below and complete the form on the resulting page; please write "Lori Ireland" in the description field. Contributions to the Lori Ireland Memorial Fund will be distributed first to her family to cover the costs of her funeral. Remaining funds will be used to create and install a baby garden and playground at EC3 in Lori's name. Contributions are tax-deductible, and fund usage will be fully reviewed by independent auditors and reported in EC3's annual report.


A is a meaningful investment. It helps keep our nurturing environment strong so that we can promote the growth of the whole child while responding to the needs of the family. Its operations are funded almost solely through tuition. Your donations allow us to make important capital improvements, continue offering professional development for our staff, and increase our outreach on behalf of quality early learning.

EC3 continues to operate as a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide developmentally appropriate child care. In keeping with its vision to be the premier child care center in the greater Lansing area, With your gift we’ll continue to be a model program that serves roughly one hundred families from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds around Lansing.

There are three ways to give:


    A recurring contribution to our general fund is the best way to support our mission.

    Buy a brick to commemorate your family’s time at the center or your commitment to early childhood education. Funds support capital investments at EC3. Click here to download background information.

    Your gift to our general fund helps us with our mission and related improvements. Click the "Donate to EC3" button below to make your contribution now.
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All contributions to EC3 are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Thank you so much for helping us enrich our children’s learning environment!

EC3 was a wonderful, nurturing place for my children to grow and learn. I was constantly impressed with the quality and variety of educational activities the Center provides for children. Daily interaction with other children and trusted adults has allowed them to develop social skills that far exceed what they could develop just at home. In addition, EC3 showed tremendous willingness to consider my children's individual development and characteristics in determining appropriate placements. Both my son and, later, my daughter loved EC3, and I wholeheartedly recommend EC3 to other parents as well.

Erin Schor
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