Early Childhood Development Center Awarded FOCUS Grant

March 10, 2014

FOCUS Grant

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was awarded a FOCUS grant of $250 on Friday, March 7. The money from the grant will fund the ECDC Library’s Bluebonnet Book Club, a reading program implemented by the ECDC that motivates and encourages students to explore beyond the book through research, activities, and conversations about what they are reading.

ECDC Librarian Julee Murphy was joined by the fourth grade class to accept the grant award. Murphy hopes to use this money to help foster the ultimate success of her students.

“Our Bluebonnet Book club provides a discussion-rich forum where students are encouraged to voice their thoughts and opinions about the books they are reading,” said Murphy. “We have a lot of fun while connecting with our books.”     

The “For Our Children’s Ultimate Success” (FOCUS) Foundation was founded by the Coastal Community Teacher’s Credit Union in 2005. In less than a decade, it has awarded more $100,000 to school across the Coastal Bend region.