It is the mission of the foundation to help “at risk” pre-school children needing an opportunity to reach their learning potential, by providing scholarships to cover the entire cost of attending high quality childcare centers in Obion County. The goal of the program is to achieve educational excellence in academic and character development.
About Us Prometheus, a character from mythology, gave fire to man enhancing man’s intellectual awareness. It was the name chosen for this foundation because it describes the intent to bring intellectual awareness to very young children of Obion County, Tennessee. The Promethean Foundation was created in 2004 as a result of the generosity of the Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation. This non-profit foundation is under the direction of The Union City Rotary Club, who is charged with the responsibility of creating a Promethean Board of Directors to govern the mission of the foundation. The foundation serves children birth to five years of age.
To provide scholarships for qualified “at risk” pre-school children to attend high quality childcare centers
To increase the quality of education and care at all participating childcare centers in Obion County
To encourage the use of developmentally appropriate practices in the childcare centers with curriculum activities for academic and character development
To monitor the environment in the childcare centers to ensure they model caring, honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline.
To continually measure and evaluate the progress of scholarship recipients and participating childcare centers
Starting with Character: Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos Authors: Cathy Waggoner, Martha Herndon Product Code: 544472 ISBN: 978-1-60554-447-2
Starting with Character focuses on character development in infants, toddlers, and twos. This guide provides everything needed for preparing the environment, creating routines, and evaluating individual learning styles. Lesson plans and steps for creating new lessons are provided, as well as guides for evaluating children's progress. Facilitate the development of key character traits in children: caring, honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline. Softbound, 120 pgs. Age focus: 0–2. E-book available