To ensure that all children get the development and education they need as a foundation for independence and success, we seek opportunities to invest in early child development (ages zero to eight), leading to reading proficiency by third grade, high school graduation, and pathways to meaningful employment.
All children need the support of parents and community to assure their healthy development and education. We are partnering with organizations working on early childhood education, with a commitment to whole child development, educational advocacy, family literacy, innovative educational practices, policy reform and lifelong learning.
We focus on communities where children and families are most in need of high quality early intervention to achieve success by third grade and maintain it beyond.
Our approach is both bottom-up and top-down. We seek opportunities to increase our strategic presence by investing in national organizations and their networks. At state and local levels, we simultaneously explore approaches to helping children and families in ways supported by their local communities.
Whole Child Development
Support comprehensive and integrated approaches to healthy child development that strengthen the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, cultural and civic development of young children.
Give the knowledge, skills, tools and environmental support that parents, guardians, extended family members and caregivers need to successfully navigate systems and advocate on behalf of individual children’s development and well-being.
Support parents, students, educators and others in their efforts to change the formal educational system in ways that help children succeed in school and life.