early childhood education

Carnegie Science Center’s Little Learner Clubhouse, Powered by PNC Grow Up Great, Provides Space to Explore STEM Skills


Aspiring scientists age 6 and under have a new exhibit space to explore at Carnegie Science Center. Little Learner Clubhouse, powered by PNC Grow Up Great®, is a nature-inspired hub for free-play and hands-on activities that opened to the public on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Enhancing the Pre-K Classroom Experience


To enhance early childhood education, PNC recently announced a $5 million initiative with online charity DonorsChoose.org. The program helps pre-K teachers obtain instructionally rich school resources, such as books, art supplies, classroom technology and field trips to child-friendly museums.

Q&A with Sally McCrady Director of Community Affairs at PNC Financial Services Group

From the 2016 PNC CSR Report

Q: How has PNC’s strong support of early childhood education been received by educators and nonprofit organizations that are active in early childhood education?

James M. Cox Foundation Announces $730,000 Grant to Grady Health Foundation

Grant to support early language development initiative
Press Release

ATLANTA, March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $730,000 grant that will be used to pilot the Talk With Me Baby program at Grady Health System. Studies show that the fastest brain growth happens during the first three years of life, making it a critical time to introduce language development.

Capital Area Head Start Celebrates Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Multimedia with summary

Capital Area Head Start (CAHS) celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day on March 2. Parents and family members visited some classrooms to read their favorite Dr. Seuss books with students. Parent involvement in classrooms is an important part of each child's education in CAHS. Parents area a child's first and foremost teachers. We encourage parents to volunteer, visit, and get involved with their child's Head Start experience in some capacity!

Three Reasons to be Optimistic about Early Care and Education


“Where do we even start?”

“How can we expand access when we don’t have good quality?”

“How do we build a skilled workforce when we can’t pay them what they deserve?”

“How do we reach the informal providers who are caring for half of our community’s children?”

Spotlight: The Revolutionary Impact of Multi-Generation Education


Editor’s Note: Currently, as we do each year, Alliance Data’s businesses have come together to support United Way chapters across the United States through employee-led giving campaigns. In honor of the generosity of our associates and Alliance Data’s commitment to education, we invited ChildCareGroup, a United Way partner and an organization where some of our North Texas associates volunteer, to share the multi-generational impact that access to education can provide.

Hundreds of Children in India Benefit From Children International’s Early Childhood Development Program Thanks to Support From the Guru Krupa Foundation

The Guru Krupa Foundation Is Providing Funding for Children International’s ECD Program for the Third Consecutive Year
Press Release

KANSAS CITY, MO, July 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - About 80 percent of brain development takes place by the time a child is 5, with the first three years seeing the maximum growth1. The early childhood period is a critical time that lays the foundation for lifelong learning. Although India is placing a growing focus on early childhood education, substantial numbers of children are still not enrolled in preschools2. Impoverished families in particular struggle to find early education programs that are available to them.      

Unicoin - The First Currency Dedicated to Good Launched Today

Today, the H&M Conscious Foundation in support of UNICEF presents a new currency to the world - the Unicoin. The initiative aims to enable children to support the right for other children around the world to access learning opportunities from an early age
Press Release

June 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Scientific evidence on brain development shows that the early years of a child’s life - from birth to age 8 years of age - are critical to its ability to learn. Recent advances in neuroscience have improved our understanding of how the brain develops in the first years of life, and a growing body of research has made it increasingly clear that programs that intervene early, especially for the most disadvantaged children, lead to better outcomes for children, their parents and society at large.

Cox Announces $250,000 Grant to Bayou District Foundation

Grant to support early childhood education initiative
Press Release

Feb. 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to the Bayou District Foundation (BDF). The grant will support the Bayou District Foundation’s Educare Center that annually provides early childhood education to 150 low-income children from six weeks to five years. Educare is part of a national network of 20 early learning facilities in 11 states that utilizes research-based best practices to ensure the school-readiness of underserved children.


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