2017 Grants Awarded: Early Childhood Development


Action for Children$90,000Chicago, ILdescription
Illinois Action for Children will continue the Grassroots Leadership and Organizing Initiative (GLOI) for FY2015 policy and advocacy activities. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
Advocate Charitable Foundation$80,000Park Ridge, ILdescription
Advocate Health Care will build capacity among pediatric primary care providers to consistently and effectively screen for mental health conditions in children ages 0-5 years.
Build Initiative$50,000Boston, MAdescription
BUILD This is a general operating support grant.
Boston Medical Center$35,000Boston, MAdescription
Childhood trauma is a significant public health threat that adversely impacts health and development. Project STRIVE (Supportive Trauma Interventions for Educators), a sponsored project of the Boston Medical Center,  aims to improve student success by improving the quality of teacher-student interactions using an evidence-based, trauma-informed model. Infusing trauma-informed strategies in schools may help address inequities in educational opportunity.
Child Care Services Association: TEACH$150,000Chapel Hill, NCdescription
Child Care Service Association through T.E.A.C.H. will increase its outreach strategies; develop effective tools that support state Projects and the field at large; and improve the education, compensation and retention of the early childhood workforce. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
Fight Crime--Invest in Kids$70,000Washington, D.C.description
This grant will support Fight Crime:Invest in Kids to build upon its work in Illinois, New York, California, Pennsylvania, and federally to protect and increase investments in early childhood education to strengthen workforce development policies, and build policy-maker and public understanding of and demand for workforce development that is critical to ensure high-quality early childhood education.
Erikson Institute$45,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Erikson Institute will develop a diagnostic assessment tool that will help identify early childhood teachers’ learning needs in the context of their schools or centers as part of a process to better understand teacher learning readiness and aid the design of effective, targeted, and content-specific professional development programs.
Erikson Institute$40,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Erikson Institute will expand and enhance its web-based family child care training program for agency specialists, creating new professional learning opportunities and online resources, developing a “how to” video library, and laying the foundation for an online community for networks and specialists that enables communication, collaboration and resource sharing.
Erikson Institute$85,000Chicago, ILdescription
Erikson Institutes Family Child Care Specialist Training project will enhance its online training modules and develop a tool to assess and improve the quality of relationship-based services to family child care.
HealthConnect One$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
Building on the success of Sustainable Funding for Doula Programs, a policy brief of programs in the US to understand funding pathways, and best practices, and leveraging the commitment made toward Birth Equity and our National Leadership Academy, HealthConnect One will provide increased capacity for collective action and community-led advocacy.
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc.$225,000Boston, MAdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.
Latino Policy Forum$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
Latino Policy Forum This grant supports Latino Policy Forum's Quality Bilingual ECE Programs for English Language Learners. The work focuses on strengthening the early childhood bilingual workforce pipeline and advancing recommendations and lessons learned with national stakeholders.
National Association for the Education of Young Children$50,000Washington DCdescription
National Association for the Education of Young Children The grant supports Power to the Profession (P2P)—an initiative using the recent IOM report as a springboard for action to ensure that all early childhood teachers—regardless of setting—have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to deliver the high-quality early learning experiences that research demonstrates can lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life.
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation$60,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant will support Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership, a supported project of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation, in the workforce development components of phase III of the Mental Health Consultation Initiative.
New America Foundation$100,000Washington, D.C.description
New America Foundation will generate and advance policy ideas to improve access to early learning from the pre-kindergarten years through elementary school.
Ounce of Prevention Fund$145,000Chicago, ILdescription
Ounce of Prevention Fund Educare Follow-Up Study will gather data from graduates and their families to refine its program and inform the field.
Parent-Child Home Program$180,000Garden City, NYdescription
Parent Child Home Project will prepare under-resourced families for school success through its family childcare provider model, a new communications campaign, and the Technology Curriculum. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley$225,000Berkeley, CAdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant to the Center for the Study of Childcare Employment awarded in 2015.
SFUSD PreK-3 Principal Leadership Development$100,000San Francisco, CAdescription
The grant supports the Early Education Department of San Francisco Unified School District in equity-driven PreK-3rd school site leadership and supports.
Pennsylvania Partnership for Children$30,000Harrisburg, PAdescription
This is a general operating grant.
Strategies for Children$100,000Boston, MAdescription
Strategies for Children will secure and ensure that state and local investments and policies are scaleable and improve outcomes for children.
The University of Washington$315,000Seattle, WAdescription
This grant is restricted for the National P-3 Center. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.