The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Belmont Childcare Association, Inc. (BCCA) $10,000 to be used for educational purposes.

The mission of the BCCA is to provide a safe, supportive, and academically inspiring environment for the children of parents working in the Thoroughbred racing backstretch area located at New York’s historic Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course.

BCCA received funds from TERF in 2019 which were used to fund their early childhood education program.

In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF continues to offer their financial assistance in 2020. BCCA will use the funding for their early childhood education program which incorporates a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) based curriculum to prepare students for elementary school while having fun and developing physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.

TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF’s current Board, includes co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson DVM, and James Orsini  DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer VMD, Josh Pons and Lucy Zungailia.

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