Money goes toward Early Childhood Summits, stocking 'tool kids' for kindergarten readiness.

The Otto Bremer Foundation has awarded Community Education a $50,000 grant ($25,000 this year and $25,000 next year) that will help fund the Early Childhood Summits put on by Early Childhood Family Education and also to help stock “tool kits” that ECFE is providing families of young children to help prepare them for kindergarten.

At the annual early childhood screening event Tuesday Gayle Nelson of the Crookston Early Childhood Initiative and Community Ed/ECFE Director Denice Oliver accepted the funds from Annette Thompson, representing Bremer.