Friday, September 13, 2013

Pets in the Classroom Offers Grants to Teachers

Pets in the Classroom, the grant program sponsored by The Pet Care Trust, provides educational grants to teachers in grades Pre-K through 8th grade to purchase new pets, pet environments or pet food and supplies for existing classroom pets.  Studies have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children, improves school attendance, teaches children responsibility, encourages nurturing, and builds self-esteem. Since its inception in 2009 through this past school year, the Pets in the Classroom has provided over  22,500 grants to pre-kindergarten through eighth grade teachers, impacting the lives of approximately 1,129,600 students. You can get more information on the Pet Care Trust and the Pets in the Classroom grant program by visiting the website,