Amazon Makes Donation to Support SCTC’s Tender Tech Child Development Center

Date Posted: June 20, 2024

One of the major barriers that students face in completing their education is the lack of access to safe and reliable childcare for their children.  In order to remove this barrier and assist local families, Amazon has donated $10,000 to Southern Crescent Technical College, designated to help defray the cost of tuition for parents of children at SCTC’s Tender Tech Child Development Center, located on the Flint River Campus in Thomaston.

Teretta Rodgers, Amazon Head of Community Affairs for the Atlanta Region said, “Amazon is proud to support Southern Crescent Technical College and its students with this donation as we work to remove barriers that hinder academic success.  We are so grateful to Southern Crescent Technical College for their continuous efforts to provide a quality education and for allowing Amazon to be a part of this impactful initiative.  Amazon believes in the power of education to transform lives and this donation is part of our long-term commitment to support education.  Our mission includes making education accessible to everyone, regardless of their circumstances. With our Southern Crescent Technical College partners, we hope to make a significant difference in the lives of many students and build a brighter future for all.”

SCTC President Dr. Irvin Clark stated, “Many of our students are parents who struggle to balance their academic responsibilities with their need to ensure their children are well cared for.  We are so thankful to Amazon for this significant donation to provide tuition relief so parents can continue to work and attend classes and reach their personal and professional goals.”

Tender Tech Child Development Center offers care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Tender Tech is a 2-Star Bright from the Start Quality Rated Childcare Center. Tender Tech is open to the public and uses a hands-on approach to learning through Creative Curriculum. Our teachers aim to meet the individual needs of each child by writing each week’s lesson plan based on a unit or theme which includes special interactive activities. Each semester, Tender Tech teachers assess each child using the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) as a guide and meet with parents to review progress. Additionally, Tender Tech also offers before and after school programs for school-age students as well as offering full-day childcare camps during spring and summer school breaks.