Grants for Early Childhood and Parenting Education
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood provides grants for innovative, creative projects and programs that significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and quality of life of children from birth through age 7. The foundation focuses its support in three areas: early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education. The goal is to provide seed money for imaginative endeavors that address the needs of young children. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
The nonprofit Khan Academy has launched Khan Academy Kids for early learners (aged 2–5). The education app includes thousands of original activities, books, videos, and lessons, and combines subjects such as math and reading with creative activities.
Simple Interactions, a project of the Fred Rogers Center in partnership with researchers at Harvard University and University of Pittsburgh, has been adopted by schools, afterschool and summer programs, and other organizations for children in 35 states and several countries, including in China, Canada, and Scotland. Under the program, educators’ interactions with children are filmed to help strengthen relationships and educators’ professional growth.