Service League has had a strong partnership with Encompass Early Education & Care, Inc. for over the last 60 years. Encompass is a non-profit organization providing education and care for children in Brown County with a commitment to compassion, quality, and advocacy. Encompass began in 1919 as a one-room child care center known as the Green Bay Day Nursery which had only one teacher and 10 children. It was in 1950 that Service League became the sponsor and over saw the daily activities in a house at 716 Chicago St. Encompass hasnt stopped growing since!
Encompass now operates eight licensed child care locations in Green Bay and DePere. Encompass is a United Way agency, and four of the centers benefit from United Way funding. Seven of the Encompass centers are nationally accredited and the eighth center is in the review process. In partnership with Service League and others in the community, Encompass programs and child care facilities serve over 900 children each day. Encompass has a long history of providing quality child care and education for children and outreach to families and Service League is proud to be part of their important work.
Each year Service League awards Encompass with a check for $10,000 to support their family scholarship programs. These scholarships are given to families that may not otherwise be able to afford daycare expenses. It is because of these scholarships that many families are able to keep and maintain their employment and therefore better position themselves to take care of their children and provide for their future.
The Big Event for Little Kids is a magical, fun-filled community event Encompass holds each year. This event is geared for children age 10 and under and their families and boasts activity and learning booths sponsored by businesses and organization all over the community. Service League sponsors this event by hosting two booths: The Adopt-a-Friend Booth, where children can purchase quality stuffed animals for just $1.25, and The Book Booth, where hundreds of books are for sale for only $.75 each!
If you would like more information on how to donate animals, books, or your time to the Big Event for Little Kids, please contact us.