The annual fundraising gala, It Takes A Community, for Altadena Children’s Center, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Lincoln Restaurant. The theme “Beautiful Altadena!” reflects the deeply cherished connection Altadena Children’s Center has to its community.

Honorees Monica Hubbard (founder of Altadena Women’s Network) and Michele Zack (author of Altadena: Between Wilderness and City), treasured members of our beautiful community, remind us of the commitment it takes to create a community worthy of its children.

Begun in 1982, ACC now has children attending whose parents attended! Serving families across generations during the most critical years of their children’s development is a privilege and an obligation. The research about early brain development tells us that by 3 years of age, the brain has grown to 80% of its full adult development. By providing early care and education at ACC for children from 2 months through prekindergarten ACC has the responsibility to maximize the potential of each child by employing best practices for learning for these very young children.

For almost 35 years, financial sponsors have been a crucial part of Altadena Children’s Center’s ability to provide early learning that inspires. This financial investment pays off. Nobel laureate economist James Heckman says that investment in programs serving children birth to 3 years of age provides a 13% return on investment, up from 7 to 10% for programs starting at age 3.

Your tax-deductible sponsorship will help ACC fulfill its mission by providing scholarships to families who would not otherwise be able to afford ACC’s excellent program. You can donate directly through their CrowdRise campaign: or you can mail donations to Altadena Children’s Center 791 E. Calaveras St.

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