Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Deadline: May 31, 2023 for Letters of Intent. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports development projects and promising research designed to significantly enhance physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, play, familial support, acculturation, social integration, and/or childcare from birth through age 7.
Grants are only made if a successful project outcome will likely be of significant interest to other professionals, within the grantee’s field of endeavor, and would have a direct benefit and potential national application. The Foundation’s goal is to provide seed money to implement those imaginative proposals that exhibit the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children, on a national scale.
Grants will be awarded in support of projects and programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children.
To that end, the foundation invites letters of intent in the following categories:
* Early Childhood Welfare: The foundation supports projects that aim to perfect child-rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all young children thrive.
* Early Childhood Education and Play: The foundation aims to improve the quality of early childhood teaching by developing innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards and designing imaginative play materials and learning environments.
* Parenting Education: The foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, health issues, prenatal care and diet, and programs that provide cognitive and emotional support to parents.
Amount: The average past award size ranged from approximately $25,000-$100,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations.
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