No matter which issue you care about, it all begins with a healthy start in the early years.
Prenatal and early child development lay the groundwork for a lifetime of vitality and success.
Dollar for dollar, early childhood investments offer the greatest returns to society.
The Atlas Family Foundation believes in equal opportunity for all children to realize their promise.
We fund community-based programs that place individuals on a trajectory to health and success by serving the needs of young children and their families in Southern California.
“Growing mountains of research suggest that the best way to address American economic inequality, poverty and crime is—you guessed it!—early education programs…” – Nicholas Kristof, [“Do We Invest in Preschools or Prisons”]
Regardless of the issue, interest or cause, research shows a profound connection to early childhood. And if we don’t place a deliberate focus on early childhood development, we will be limiting our ability to be successful in our society’s overarching goals.
Every dollar invested on prenatal and early child development yields a seven-dollar return to society
The foundations of lifelong health, both physical and mental, are built in early childhood.
Prenatal and early child development places children born into poverty on a path toward success.
Join us in supporting prenatal and early child development by connecting with people, ideas and resources that help advance the healthy development of children in poverty and offer the greatest returns to society. LEARN MORE
Learn more about the importance of investing in prenatal and early child development, and how you can take action and engage others.
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The school-to-prison pipeline starts in the earliest years of life. Children who are left out of quality early learning programs are 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime before their eighteenth birthday. LEARN MORE
The plan expands Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature prekindergrten program slowly, starting in two districts next year.
Adults can be taught to create an environment for success for their children.
Advancement Project calls for improved access, quality, and affordability of child care in Los Angeles