The Solution

We promote early childhood education through a range of initiatives that directly impact children 0-3 years of age and the hardworking educators that work with them:

  • Funding Centers: we fund and provide supplies to learning centers across the country
  • Professional Development: we host professional development days at which the caregivers and educators from our centers can learn from thought leaders and top practitioners in early childhood education
  • Book-Per-Child Program: one of our longest standing initiatives, we give each child who attends one of our centers a book to take home at the end of the year. For many children, this is one of their first books
  • Helene Marks Teacher Award: we honor top educators, including giving a cash prize through our Teacher of the Year award
  • Advocacy and Education: through our growing network of volunteers and regular events, we raise awareness for the need for early childhood education and encourage people to become involved in their community