Supporting the early childhood ecosystem
Ecosystem: Strengthening the early childhood infrastructure from birth to age 8
The early childhood field is not a single field stretching across multiple sectors, including healthcare and education. Healthy child development must be seamlessly centered on children and families, which requires sustainable, sufficient funding.
Investments in will focus on advocacy to increase attention and funding for the field, with a goal of enlisting business, civic, and political leaders as champions and advocates for young children. We expect this will lead to an increase in high-quality services and improved provider solvency. This will allow more families to access and afford high-quality care and services for their young children.
The Boston Foundation is committed to work that will support high-quality early childhood education and care to ensure that our youngest residents are prepared to thrive in school and life.
We are grateful to the donor partners who are the thought partners and funding partners that continue to comprise our TBF Early Childhood Funding Collaborative, and look forward to continuing our learning journey together through our convenings, including the Coffee & Conversations and Early Childhood Research Roundtable series.
Together, we can ensure a bright future for Greater Boston’s children.