Early Learning

Harvard Center on the Developing Child

Partner since 2011


Enhances child well-being through research-backed innovations in policy and practice. Designs, implements and evaluates models that reduce disparities in childhood well-being.


Our partnership supports Harvard University’s Frontiers of Innovation which seeks to test breakthrough approaches to early learning and accelerate the translation of scientific research to practice.

Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (ILABS)

Partner since 2008


Discovers core principals of human learning, with an emphasis on zero-to- five. Home to the world’s first MEG brain-imaging facility focused on childhood development, I-LABS combines interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to developmental neuroscience that will enable all children to achieve their full potential.


Our partnership supports innovative research, translation of research findings for broader audiences, including practitioners, policy-makers and the general public.  The foundation also established the Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning. 

Parent Child Home Program - Westchester Jewish Community Services

Partner since 2008


Strengthens families and prepares children for academic success through an innovative center and home-based literacy program. 


Our partnership supports twice-weekly home visits and weekly center visits for low-income families in select cities in New York.

Raising A Reader

Partner since 2005


Engages parents in a routine of daily “book cuddling” with their children from birth to age five in order to foster healthy brain development, parent-child bonding and early literacy skills.


Our partnership supports the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado direct services program. 

Reach Out and Read Washington State

Partner since 2008


Promotes early literacy as a standard part of pediatric primary care so children grow up with books and a love of reading.


Our partnership allows Reach Out and Read to expand statewide in Washington. 

Thrive Washington

Partner since 2006


Works to ensure that all children in Washington are ready to succeed in school and life. Thrive by Five is the state’s nonprofit public-private partnership for early learning.


Our partnership supports the "Love. Talk. Play." campaign, organizational systems-building, Home Visiting promising practices and Advancing Racial Equity in Early Learning work.


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