Stronger Workforce

We believe that the quality of early care and education and the strongest outcomes for children depend on a competent, appropriately compensated, and supported workforce.

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Effective Systems

High-quality early care and education comes from intentional alignment and coordination of multiple systems based on research and knowledge of what works.

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Priority Populations

All children need nurturing and engaging early learning experiences, while some children need additional and different supports to reach their full potential.

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About Us

Founded in 1900, the Foundation for Child Development works at the intersection of research, policy, and practice to support young children in reaching their full potential.

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Our Grants

We make strategic grants to advance the field. Generally, we do not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Learn more about our grantmaking process and efforts we have funded.

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