All proceeds raised from the JCB MudFest will benefit the Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development.

Located in West Savannah at 1410 Richards St., The Lady Bamford Center was created through a joint partnership of JCB, the City of Savannah, and The United Way of the Coastal Empire.

The Center opened on October 16th, 2007 and is operated by Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. The Wesley Community Center has a long and distinguished history of serving the needs of working mothers and minority families in the community. The Lady Bamford Center was expanded with an additional classroom in February of this year and can currently accommodate 80 children. Children of homeless and low-income families, and those with physical, mental or emotional difficulties, receive priority admission.

lbc_logo_ORIGThe Lady Bamford Center provides educational instruction and guidance in the social skill development to children from six weeks to five years of age. The center operates independently from the public school system and strives to prepare children for kindergarten and elementary school. The strong foundation they receive will allow them to compete academically with other children and increase their chances of succeeding in school and later on in life. The program has achieved an outstanding success rate with more than 90% of the children making the honor role in their respective public schools.

The interactive curriculum at The Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development relies on stimulation, direction, spatial relations and color recognition to reach children at a critical stage in their development. The Lady Bamford Center concentrates on four areas of childhood development: social, emotional, physical and cognitive. By employing a creative curriculum – one intended to encourage children to experience learning in a creative, stimulating setting – children are enveloped in an environment that nurtures growth and development. The Lady Bamford Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)- a distinction that less than 8% of early childhood centers in the United States receive.

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