Martha’s Vineyard nonprofit MV Youth has awarded $800,000 to expand two early child care programs at Island private schools.

The donations to Plum Hill School and Vineyard Montessori School will support the development of toddler programs to increase the limited number of licensed child care spaces on Martha’s Vineyard for children 15 months to 2.9 years old, according to an announcement from MV Youth. Taken together, the two projects will add 27 new toddler spaces and 18 new preschool spaces by summer 2021.

MVYouth has awarded $760,000 in college and workforce development scholarships to 13 high school seniors and young adults.