Early Childhood Programs

The Foundation recognizes the value of programs that address the needs of New York City’s youngest children. Early childhood programs in under-resourced communities can be key drivers of equitable opportunity for children as they start school. The Foundation seeks programs that develop a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs, with the goal of improving outcomes for young children and their families. We believe in programs that provide the following supports for early childhood education:

  • Highly engaging programs that improve the development of young children
  • Professional development for early childhood teachers
  • Capacity development for early childhood equipped classrooms
  • Family support including parenting skill development