Ann Marie Barter joins Grace Place from the Barbara Bush Foundation

2020-09-21T19:11:17+00:00September 21st, 2020|Bright Beginnings, Change Makers, Family Literacy, General News, Staff|

We are pleased to welcome Ann Marie Barter as our Grace Place Family Literacy Model® Administrator. Barter joins Grace Place, following nearly six years with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, where she served as the Senior Director of Curriculum and Training. In this role, Barter traveled nationally, developing and evaluating literacy programs to [...]

Financial Literacy Resumes at Grace Place

2013-10-03T00:00:49+00:00October 3rd, 2013|General News|

[Financial education]... can help to inculcate individuals with the financial knowledge necessary to create household budgets, initiate savings plans, and make strategic investment decisions. Such financial planning can help families meet near term obligations and maximize their longer term well being and is especially valuable for populations that have traditionally been underserved by our financial [...]

Art & Stories has started at Grace Place

2013-09-20T00:00:34+00:00September 20th, 2013|General News|

The United Arts Council of Collier County has joined our Bright Beginnings program this week for the first in a series of “Art & Stories.” This social and intellectual enrichment activity introduces a new classic children’s book every week; one with a strong message and visual component! After the story’s been read aloud and discussed [...]

Kindergarten Readiness. Building a foundation for success.

2013-08-02T00:00:24+00:00August 2nd, 2013|General News|

Grace Place's Kindergarten Readiness classes came to a close this week.  A component of the Bright Beginnings curriculum, the eight-week class focuses on key factors in a child's development while teaching parents skills and providing books, songs, and activities to complete at home to help prepare their child for Kindergarten.  The program also offers their children the opportunity to play [...]