Early Learning


Partner since 2012


Unlocks America's potential by strengthening families in at-risk communities through effective parent education and support programs.


Our partnership supports AVANCE's signature effort - Parent-Child Education Program, a research-proven model that is preventative, community-based and two-generation focused, providing parents with the tools to become active participants in their children's lives. Ninety percent of participant children outperform their peers in reading, writing, math and science.

Acelero Learning

Partner since 2012


Brings a relentless focus on positive family and child outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.


Our partnership supports Acelero’s growth and impact strategy, including piloting new innovations at its centers, training and technical assistance, and implementing a robust affiliate network.

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Partner since 2013


Catalyzes networks of civic leaders, policy makers, advocates, everyday people and community organizations to create a seamless, outcomes-accountable system that supports children from birth through third grade.


Our partnership supports the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s efforts to increase the number of children from low-income families reading proficiently at the end of third grade by at least 100 percent in a dozen or more states.

Early Steps to School Success (Save the Children)

Partner since 2013


Works with parents and caregivers living in rural poverty through parenting groups, home visits and book exchanges, equipping families with the skills to successfully support their children’s growth and transition to school.


Our partnership supports Early Steps to School Success sites in California, Colorado, Louisiana and the scaling of Vroom in sites nationwide. 


Greater Trinity Academy

Partner 2012-2014


Advances opportunities for traditionally underserved children and their families, empowering them with an exceptional preschool education, a rigorous before-and after school program for elementary students and job support for parents and caregivers.


Our partnership supports general operations for this emblematic top-tier early learning center: eighty-five percent of GTA students enter school ahead of their peers and 100 percent enter Kindergarten at or above literacy grade level.  

Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

Partner since 2013


Focuses on the challenges of educating children in a rapidly changing media landscape by conducting original research on emerging education technologies and collaborating with educators and media producers to put this research into action.


Our partnership supports the Families & Media Project, which aims to unearth the potential that media may have for enriching family learning and routines, especially in families from underserved populations


Partner since 2014


Creates imaginative and inspiring play spaces for youth across the country to promote the preservation of play everywhere and for every child.


Our partnership supports KaBOOM!’s behavioral research and the development of enriching play environments for children and families.  

ParentCorps – Center for Early Childhood Health and Development, NYU Langone Medical Center

Partner since 2011


Helps children succeed in school and life by supporting families and schools in teaching important behavioral, social and emotional skills through research-backed strategies.


Our partnership supports the creation of a platform to increase the number of schools, families and educators participating in ParentCorps. 
The foundation also established the Bezos Family Foundation Professorship of Early Childhood Development endowed chair.

Raising a Reader National

Partner since 2014


Helps families of children age 0-8 establish at-home literacy habits that promote academic achievement and childhood development.


Our partnership supports Raising a Reader’s Digital Pilot program, which tests distributing Raising a Reader’s programs through a digital platform. 

United Way of King County Parent-Child Home Program

Partner from 2011-2012


Engages isolated low-income families in their homes and coaches parents to support their children’s development using research-based early literacy and school readiness practices.


Our partnership supports expansion of this program throughout King County. 


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