United Way of Southwest Wyoming awarded a $3,528 grant to Lincoln Uinta Child Development Association (LUCDA). This grant provides scholarships to children in its four Lincoln County preschools, located in Kemmerer, Afton, Thayne and Alpine.
LUCDA is a nonprofit organization providing services to children up to age 5 in Lincoln and Uinta counties. LUCDA holds the contract with the Wyoming Department of Health and the Wyoming Department of Education to provide early intervention, special education and preschool services to qualifying children.
LUCDA also offers Head Start to income eligible children and families. The scholarship opportunities funded through United Way will allow children who do not qualify for the other programs to receive a free, developmentally appropriate preschool experience. All of LUCDA’s classrooms are nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).