The Caplan Foundation for Early ChildhodDeadline: September 30, 2016
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is intended to be an incubator of promising research and development projects that may ultimately enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age across the country.
The Foundation is currently accepting letters of inquiry for new projects that focus on one or more of the following three priority areas:
1. Early Childhood Welfare: The Foundation supports programs that research the best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments to ensure all children thrive. 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.
2. Early Childhood Education and Play: The Foundation seeks 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.
3. Parenting Education: The Foundation provides grants to programs that help parents create nurturing environments for their children. Eligible programs teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child -rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care, and diet. Priority is given to programs that also provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents.
Amount: No giving guidelines are published. The average past award size ranged from approximately $25,000-$50,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations.