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April 19, 2019

Eleven $100,000 Grants Awarded to Help States Support Infants, Toddlers

The Pritzker Children's Initiative is awarding the grants to help states develop plans to provide better services for infants, toddlers, and their families through public and private partnerships.

January 09, 2019

Early Childhood Is Ripe For Investment in Innovation, Says Philanthropic Network

The Omidyar Network, which has invested nearly $1 billion dollars in multiple areas including education, is drawing attention to early childhood as an area for more public and private investment.

April 25, 2018

Infants, Toddlers Focus of New Investment from Pritzker Children's Initiative

The work will support communities as they create robust child-care systems for chidren from birth to 3 years old.

April 04, 2017

Preschool Teachers' Wish Lists Fulfilled Through Foundation Donation

The PNC Foundation used the online charity Donors Choose to fulfill requests in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Donors Choose is also opening its platform to Head Start teachers.

May 18, 2016

Harvard Graduate School of Education Receives $35M Early-Childhood Grant

The money will be used to fund research, fellowships, and professional development opportunities for early educators.

September 30, 2015

$1 Million Hult Prize Awarded to For-Profit Early-Education Project

Teams competing for the money were challenged to create a socially minded business that addressed the issue of early education for children living in "urban slums" in developing countries.

December 12, 2014

Univision Renews Commitment to Early Learning Public Service Campaign

The campaign encourages members of Univision's mostly Hispanic audience to talk, read, and sing with their infants and toddlers.

October 28, 2014

Bill Clinton Chooses Early Education as Topic of $1 Million Hult Prize

Bill Clinton added some heft to the push for early-childhood education last month when he chose it as the topic of the annual Hult Prize for young social entrepreneurs.

October 23, 2014

Zell Family Foundation Donates $10 Million to Early-Childhood Organization

The recipient, the Chicago-based Ounce of Prevention Fund, operates Early Head Start and Head Start programs and offers home visiting, among other direct services.

October 09, 2014

Goldman Sachs Among Backers to Finance Chicago Public Preschool Expansion

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to borrow $17 million in "social impact bonds" to expand his city's public preschool program.

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