Cary, NC—The Lucy Daniels Center has received a $5,000 grant from Caterpillar Foundation to support Lucy’s Book Club, which will help provide educational programming to support healthy development for children in the Triangle region and build their literacy skills.

Support from this grant will allow Lucy’s Book Club to continue to serve the underserved families by partnering with child care centers in Wake, Durham, and Johnston counties that have high volumes of students receiving child care subsidy. Twenty one centers are selected as LBC partners and receive critical early childhood education offerings to help ensure a highly qualified teaching staff; parent education; up to three LBC book selections per month, resulting in a complete reading library by the end of the program year; supplemental early childhood education learning materials; and volunteer engagement through guest readers.

“Lucy's Book Club supports healthy social and emotional development and early literacy skills while also promoting imaginative play, creative thinking, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills,” said Clarenda Stanley-Anderson, Director of Development and Communications. “Thanks to Caterpillars generosity, Lucy’s Book Club is an educational vehicle for sharing the Center’s knowledge about early childhood emotional wellness with all families in our area.”

Lucy’s Book Club also receives support from PNC Foundation and Golden Corral.



Entering its 25th year of service to children and families, the Lucy Daniels Center is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is the largest and most comprehensive non-profit focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle and is conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. For more information, visit