Early Childhood Education
Focus Areas & Types of Programs Funded
“Quality education for all should be our goal.”
Bill Daniels’ motivation
Bill Daniels’ goal was to provide excellent Early Childhood Education opportunities for all children. Following his lead, our grantmaking strategy in this area recognizes the important role of parents — as well as early childhood education providers — to ensure a child’s readiness to enter school on a path to success.
Our goals in this funding area
We make grants that improve the work of parents and early childhood education providers in building school readiness in our youngest learners.
PLEASE NOTE: For early childhood education centers, the Daniels Fund focuses its support on quality improvements, and does not make grants for general operating support or tuition assistance. It may be helpful to speak to a Grants Program Officer before starting the grant application process.