The Foundation for Child Development is committed to understanding how to best support young children, especially those who must overcome the effects of economic instability and social exclusion. All children need nurturing and engaging early childhood experiences, but some children need additional and different supports than others.
Determining what works or does not work in early education systems and programs means considering priority populations to ensure that all children benefit from high-quality early learning experiences. For especially vulnerable populations, we need to better understand the challenges they face and how to be responsive to their needs to ensure they thrive and learn. The Foundation regards diversity as an asset for building a strong and productive society, and we are committed to building early childhood programs that value, support, and embrace the culture and diversity of young children’s families and communities.