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The Road to Success Starts at The Red Balloon
Raising a family in NYC can seem like an almost impossible task, at least financially anyway. Despite the advantage of being in a two income family, my salary as a social worker (working in a 'helping profession' with low-income children and families) really doesn't contribute as much as needed towards helping my own family make ends meet. Like many NYC families, we take shortcuts whenever possible and are a family of four living in a one bedroom apartment. However, being someone who has spent a lifetime working with children I am aware of how essential quality early childhood education is. Receiving financial aid for my daughter to attend Red Balloon allows us not to have to cut corners in this vital area. Throughout her time at Red Balloon i have seen my daughter grow emotionally, socially, and intellectually. The staff is supportive while encouraging growth and independence. The curriculum allows for both instruction of new material and independent play. My husband and I continue to be extremely grateful that we are able to provide our daughter with this opportunity.

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Children at the Red Balloon where they learn, play, grow and learn to socialize with others, on the road to success.


The Road to Success Starts at The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start Hi Norma, Seems so long ago! Declan attended Anderson from Sept 2002 to June 2011, and now Beacon High School from Sept 2011 to present, expected graduation is June 2015. We’re looking at colleges now and can let you know where he ends up this time next year! The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start his educational experience, with loving and nurturing teachers and staff who created an environment that enabled him to develop important social and academic skills that helped him to become the student and person that he is ...


The Red Balloons scholarship program provides over $100,000 annually in scholarships to 38% of our families. Most of these families are of diverse backgrounds and low-income. 

Your generosity will help us continue to give these families the financial aid necessary to secure a quality education and a successful future. 

Thank you for your donation and support in the road to quality education for preschoolers.

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