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Community Partners

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Community Coordinated Child Care (4-Cs)

Brown Bear Daycare & Learning Center works closely with the staff at 4-Cs

to process your subsidy application. We can help you complete your first

application and assist in the reapplication process when it's time to renew. 

Harvard Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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Staff at BBDC participate in many of the Harvard Chamber of Commerce events, promoting the city of Harvard and strengthening community ties.

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Harvard Milk Days

BBDC Staff have volunteered at Harvard Milk Days for many years. You can find us assisting guests with parking throughout the event. This is our largest fundraiser of the year!

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Harvard Community Unit School District #50

As a Center serving school age-children, we partner with the school district to coordinate transportation to and from school, provide homework assistance, and continue working toward goals identified in a students Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

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Illinois Master Gardeners

BBDC partners with the Master Gardeners to provide age-appropriate agricultural education to our students.

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J's Lanes

Located less than a half mile from BBDC, J's Lanes has provided BBDC with a special rate for in-town field trips. 


National Alliance on Mental Illness

In 2022, Brown Bear Daycare & Learning Center partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to provide staff with information related to mental illness and suicide intervention training. 

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Northern Illinois Food Bank

BBDC has partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank for 20 years,

This partnership enables BBDC to provide a greater quantity of healthy and nutritious food to your child. In addition, BBDC sponsors a drive through food pantry throughout the year for the community. No prior relationship to BBDC is required to participate in our community food pantries. See our calendars for upcoming pantries.

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