Invest in a Strong Start for Children

A Toolkit for Donors on Early Childhood

Why Invest?

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  • Groundbreaking brain research shows significant impact of early intervention. In a child’s earliest years, her brain is forming critical connections that affect everything from coordination to analytic skills. By investing in healthy brain development, a funder can open up a world of possibility for all children. Read more…
  • Investments in early childhood can yield high economic returns. By providing high-quality early supports to low-income children and their families, a donor’s investment can generate increased tax revenue while also decreasing social welfare costs to society. Read more…
  • A diverse set of stakeholders are taking action in support of early childhood. Donors can leverage the engagement of these “not so usual suspects” to amplify the impact of their giving. Read more…
  • There are a number of key players in the early childhood space that represent powerful potential partners for philanthropists interested in getting involved. Read more…

So the question is not whether to invest, but how? 

Visit Strategies for Donors to find out how to take action, including specific organizations you can support.