Early Childhood Education

High-quality early childhood education and care is the most cost-effective strategy for narrowing the persistent achievement gap between children from higher and lower income families in our nation. Programs that combine research-based curriculum and instruction, a well-qualified staff, and meaningful parent engagement can produce lasting impacts on children's cognitive, language, and social-emotional development.

The Gustafson Family Foundation invests in long-term partnerships with programs and communities that provide high quality early learning experiences to children who are most at risk of entering kindergarten poorly prepared to succeed in school.

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