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CFVI Invites Public to Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announces the opening of the first Born Learning Trail in the territory, located at Magens Bay. The learning trail includes 10 signs designed to assist parents and childcare providers with creative ideas on communicating and interacting with their children. A special ribbon-cutting event is planned for 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19. CFVI invites members of the press and public to come by and check out the trail. Light refreshments will be served.

Born Learning is a national public engagement campaign helping parents, caregivers and communities create early learning opportunities for young children. It is built on awareness, education and action. It is an initiative of The Family Connection (TFC), CFVI’s program to to strengthen the community child care and early education infrastructure in the U.S. Virgin Islands. TFC was initiated in 2004 by the CFVI Board of Directors. It is designed to provide programs, training, networking and resources to childcare providers, early education professionals and parents of young children.
The CFVI was established in 1990 with an endowment from Henry and Charlotte Kimelman. Today, it manages more than 90 named funds, administers scholarships and award programs, and coordinates the establishment of memorial funds. Donors can make contributions—indicating a general field of interest (the arts, education, early child care, the environment)—or direct the foundation’s board to use its judgment for awarding the funds. CFVI provides $1.5 million in annual grants, awards and scholarships across St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island.
For additional information about CFVI, phone 774-6031, write P.O. Box 11790, St. Thomas, USVI, 00801, or visit the Web site at www.cfvi.net.
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