CCF believes that Los Angeles County’s prosperity depends on future generations and a well-educated workforce. All too often, underrepresented students lack access to quality pre-kindergarten learning experiences, highly qualified teachers and the kinds of sufficient educational resources that will enable them to thrive. Our goal is to address disparities in student achievement by increasing performance in math and literacy for low-income, minority and English learner students, from Pre-K to fifth grade, countywide…
Strategies & Outcomes
- Support for convening and coordination to amplify the work of early learning advocates, providers and parent networks;
- ECE policy advocacy to build public support for early learning programs; and
- Parent education, engagement and advocacy efforts to develop and build the leadership skills of parents so they can become stronger advocates for their children and communities.
- Quality, professional development that provides teachers with the instructional strategies necessary to meet the learning needs of diverse student populations”
Excerpted from California Community Foundation’s early childhood grant opportunities