Return to Headlines

United Way Partners with NLCS Early Education STEAM Initiative

United Way Partners with NLCS Early Education STEAM Initiative


New NLCS Early Learning Center Receives $50,000 from United Way of South Central Indiana

May 22, 2020- Bedford, IN – United Way of South Central Indiana is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the North Lawrence Community Schools to implement STEAM learning in the preschool setting. A $50,000 contribution has been made for the 2020-2021 school year, with $25,000 in subsequent years to support the implementation of this groundbreaking program for preschool children.

With this generous support, North Lawrence Community Schools will be able to provide high-
quality STEAM learning for preschool learners. STEAM education focuses on hands-on activities that teach science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math in an interdisciplinary approach. Children use their natural curiosity to explore problems and find ways to solve them. Early STEAM learning establishes a strong foundation of skills in science, math, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking.

North Lawrence Community Schools hopes to blaze the trail as the first preschool to be STEAM
 certified by the Department of Education. “We are excited to provide support and work with NLCS to introduce this innovative educational program paving the way with STEAM education for preschool-aged children,” said Kim Burgess,
Executive Director, United Way of South Central Indiana.

United Way fights for health, education, and financial stability in every community.


About United Way of South Central Indiana: United Way of South Central Indiana works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of
our community to advance the common good. We believe in the strength of our community working together. Visit our website at
For more information, contact Audrey Dalton, UWSCI Marketing at