Early Learning


Partner 2012-2016


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.

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.  

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. Our partnership also supports  a cross-institutional research collaboration with the Institute for Learning and Brain Science at the University of Washington. 

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, as well as a cross-institutional research collaboration with the Harvard Center on the Developing Child. The foundation also established the Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning. 

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

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

Partner 2005-2016


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 2006-2016


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.

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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