The Wright Stuff Community Foundation (WSCF) is a grassroots non-profit rural community development organization headquartered in Norwood, Colorado. WSCF originated due to the actions of a group of concerned citizens who, in 1996 started a child care program called Prime Time Youth Care (PTYC.) PTYC was formed in response to a critical need for before-and-after school care of low-income working parents, many of whom commuted long distances to construction or housekeeping jobs in the resort areas of Telluride and Mountain Village in eastern San Miguel County.
Energized by a deeply committed volunteer board and staff PTYC quickly expanded to a year-round program. Prime Time expanded triple fold when it moved into the new 9,500 square foot Wright’s Mesa Center for Early and Continuing Education in August 2002 for which the community raised funds without taxation.
Encouraged by funding from a Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention grant, and by increasing local support and participation, PTYC founders soon began to expand their vision to include other youth-focused community needs. The organization gained its 501(c)3 status in March 1998, and incorporated under the name Wright Stuff Community Foundation later that year.
Prime Time continues to be the largest, most critical program of the Wright Stuff offering early childhood education programs for children ages 6 weeks through age 12. In 2007, after our first Qualistar rating, the program director was so impressed by the quality of educational programs and professional staff, the name was changed to Prime Time Early Learning Center to better reflect our services.