Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

On behalf of Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV), we want to express our deep gratitude to the Martha’s Vineyard Family Center of Community Services for all they do for our community. In particular, many thanks to Debbie Milne, director of Early Childhood Programs, Marney Toole, Family Services coordinator, and Cherish Harris, coordinator of the family center.

For the past two years, the center has been providing free on-site childcare for all ACE MV Thursday classes at the regional high school. These classes include enrichment, certificat and professional development classes as well as graduate and undergraduate college credit courses from Cape Cod Community College and Fitchburg State University, allowing parents to take advantage of educational opportunities and have access to higher education.

This year the family center also offers free child care at the high school every Tuesday and Thursday evening for the students of the Vineyard adult learning program. We want to give special recognition to this marvelous service. Most importantly, the children have also enjoyed the experience, thanks to the excellent child care providers and play environment.

Lynn Ditchfield, Edgartown

The writer is executive director of ACE MV.