2018 Grants Awarded: Early Childhood Development


Action for Children$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant provides general operating support to Illinois Action for Children.
Advocate Charitable Foundation$80,000Park Ridge, ILdescription
Advocate Health Care will implement Illinois STEPS. The team will engage physician practices serving socially-vulnerable communities in the STEPS model; and deliver tailored mental health training to promote effective screening and management for child mental health issues and unmet social needs.
Build Initiative$50,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant provides general operating support to BUILD.
Child Care Services Association: TEACH$50,000Chapel Hill, NCdescription
This grant will provide general operating support to Child Care Service Association which through T.E.A.C.H. will work on early childhood workforce policy and engagement to advance the education, compensation, retention and career mobility of the early childhood workforce.
Erikson Institute$60,000Chicago, ILdescription
Erikson Institutes' Language and Literacy Partners (formerly New Schools Project) supports PreK-3rd oral language and literacy development in schools serving high-need CPS communities. LLP proposes intensive, 3-year, in-person and online professional development systems for CPS teachers. In addition, LLP will offer a rigorous, 3.5 day summer Institute focused on Balanced Literacy practices.
Latino Policy Forum$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
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.
New America Foundation$80,000Washington, 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$125,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant will support Ounce of Prevention Fund 1)in its longitudinal Educare Chicago Follow-Up Study and 2) to promote policy and systems change that drives high-quality early childhood programming and improvement in Illinois.
Parent-Child Home Program$60,000Garden City, NYdescription
This grant provides general operating support to Parent Child Home Project.
Strategies for Children$100,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant supports Strategies for Children in establishing early childhood as the entry point to a seamless birth through college/career education system in Massachusetts and this grant ensures that increasing public investments and policies are aligned, scalable and targeted to improve the lives of low-income children.