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Early Childhood Education

Bill Daniels’ Motivation

Bill saw the need for healthy, safe, and nurturing early childhood experiences in the home and beyond. He wanted to ensure early childhood education started children on a path to success.

Desired Result

Kindergarten readiness is ensured through an improved early childhood system with programs that support teacher/leadership quality, program quality, and parental engagement.

Our Strategy

  • Teacher/Leadership Quality
    Teachers, leaders, and caregivers receive the essential training and support that ensures children in their care are well-prepared for kindergarten.

  • Program Quality System-Level
    Investments improve curriculum, materials, and resources across multiple learning sites.

  • Parental Engagement
    Parents and other caregivers are empowered to become "first teachers" by gaining awareness of important developmental milestones and knowledge of effective strategies to ensure children reach them.

Note: We typically do not provide funding for individual child care centers.

Early Childhood Education Funding Area Video

Watch this short video to learn more about what inspired Bill Daniels to direct the Daniels Fund to support Early Childhood Education programs.