Investing in Early Childhood Care and Education
The effects of underinvestment in early childhood education are apparent on all sides. For parents, the cost of early childhood education is a significant financial hurdle, often exceeding the annual cost of in-state college tuition and fees. On the providers’ side, a recent study by the National Association for the Education of Young Children revealed that over half of child care providers in the U.S. are losing money each day they remain open, and many will close if they don’t receive additional support, adding to existing challenges of affordable and accessible child care options. The U.S. Department of Education highlights a troubling pay gap for early childhood teachers, and systemic and structural racism has created disparities for access to quality early care.
The early care and education infants and toddlers experience lays the foundation for their lifelong learning, social development, health outcomes and so much more. And communities that invest more in early childhood education benefit from stronger economies and reduced social costs.
How can philanthropy ensure our youngest children have equitable opportunities for healthy development and learning? Join us for a virtual learning opportunity and hear from early care and education leaders who work tirelessly to support policies and practices that help children, families and providers thrive. We’ll explore current advocacy efforts, discuss how philanthropy can help build a workforce pipeline for early educators, and examine how we can increase funding to address racial inequities.
Date: Tuesday, April 13
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central
Who is this session for?
• Individuals, families and foundations who have an interest in learning about and supporting early care and education
• Professional advisors working with clients who may have an interest in supporting early care and education through their philanthropy
We encourage participants to engage at their fullest during the session by turning on their cameras for a more personal experience.
Please use the form below to confirm your attendance. We will email Zoom information the morning of the virtual event.
Questions? Contact Sidney Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.627.3414.
Fund Name or Fund ID
If you are a professional advisor, please include the name of your firm.
If you are associated with a private foundation, please include the name.
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This opportunity is brought to you by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Greater Horizons.