Monmouth Day Care Center to Name Library in Memory of Child Cancer Victim Jack Perry

Posted on September 27, 2019 By

On October 12 at 5:00 p.m., Monmouth Day Care Center (MDCC), 9 Drs. James Parker Boulevard, Red Bank, will be rededicating its children’s library to Jack William Perry, a student at MDCC who lost his life to cancer in 2001 when he was almost 5 years old. Recently the Junior League of Monmouth County made it their project to redesign the staff lounge and the Jack William Perry Children’s Library.

Amy Thomas, the MDCC development coordinator, said, “Jack made quite an impact on the staff at MDCC. On any ‘good day’ he was having while he was going through treatment, he came to MDCC to be with his friends.

“There was an overwhelming sense of community when Jack was battling his illness. Staff and families even organized meals to go to the Perry’s house while the family focused 100 percent on Jack.”

Immediately following the rededication, Jack’s mom, Rosaleen Perry will host a Paint & Sip fundraiser for the MDCC scholarship fund. Tickets are $45. For more information, contact Rosaleen Perry at 732.687.6737 or use the Venmo app @Rosaleen-Perry to purchase tickets.

Monmouth Day Care Center serves families with diverse socio-economic backgrounds from more than 25 local communities. MDDC offers scholarships and fees on a sliding scale for families who qualify. Families who do not qualify for government support but cannot afford the full cost of care receive tuition assistance based on a sliding scale fee due to substantial community fundraising efforts of the Board. Call 732-741-4313 with questions or for more information.

About Monmouth Day Care Center: Monmouth Day Care Center, a nonprofit licensed by the State of New Jersey, is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., has eight classrooms; two playgrounds; a multi-purpose room that also serves as an indoor gym; a library; and provides breakfast, lunch and snacks. Children from two months to five years old, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, who come from families with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds can attend full- or part-time. Contracts for tuition are maintained with the Division of Family Development, including Work First New Jersey Program and New Jersey Cares for Kids.
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History of Monmouth Day Care Center: MDCC began with just one class of children in 1969. It was the first Monmouth County School to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and star-rated by Grow NJ Kids. It was established under the sponsorship of the Revitalization Corps, National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Red Bank Section, Junior League of Monmouth County, Council of Churches, and Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club of Central New Jersey.