Subject: Child Welfare, Health, Youth Development, Education, Parenting
"The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood provides grants for innovative, creative projects and programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age.
The Foundation provides funding in the following areas:
- Early Childhood Welfare
Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development, intellectual, emotional and physical, are optimally supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for infants and preschoolers is essential, as is imparting to them the skills of social living in a culturally diverse world. We support programs that research best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments to ensure all children thrive.
- Early Childhood Education and Play
Research shows that children need to be stimulated as well as nurtured, early in life, if they are to succeed in school, work and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development, from birth to age 5, and everywhere a child learns – at home, in childcare settings and in preschool. We seek to improve the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning, through the development of innovative curricula and research based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments.
- Parenting Education
To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, we support programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet, as well programs which provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents."
Funder: The Caplan Foundation
Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.