The California Community Foundation is accepting applications for its Education Pipeline program, which seeks to increase access to high-quality early care and education programs for children in underserved communities in Los Angeles County. The program's goal is to support high-quality, early-childhood learning opportunities that increase school readiness.
Grants of up to $150,000 over two years will be awarded for programs that amplify the work of early-learning advocates, providers and parent networks; build public support for early-learning programs; support parent education, engagement, and advocacy efforts aimed at developing and building the leadership skills of parents so they can become stronger advocates for their children and communities; and/or quality professional development that provides teachers with the instructional strategies necessary to meet the learning needs of diverse student populations.
To be eligible, applicants should be early-childhood education centers that provide high-quality, research-based education to low-income children and emphasize parent engagement by requiring parent participation on a weekly basis; and organizations that teach parents of preschool and K-5 students how to become an integral part of their children’s education and academic achievement.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than February 6, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application in March.
For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and program guidelines, see the CCF website.