Learn. Do. Give

Explore what works for you personally and how you can engage and take action.

Learn about the issues relating to parenting, including the neuroscience of early brain development from conception to three years old, and the connection between early life experiences and relationships and long-term health, social and economic outcomes.

  • Visit local agencies and service centers so you can witness firsthand the high-quality programs at work in communities throughout Los Angeles County. Learn how you can impact these opportunities through investing in early childhood programs.
  • Learn more about the field of early childhood, and the positive, long-term impact of early interventions on other social issues you care about.
    • Issues such as school readiness, K-12 education reform, homelessness and poverty, and addictive behaviors begin at the beginning of life.
    • Learn about supporting prenatal to three as a prevention strategy, and how to support and expand a quality childcare workforce.
  • Invite your colleagues and friends to learn from experts in the field about the social and economic returns from investing in early child development.
  • Make your workplace family-friendly and help families with young children achieve greater life balance.
  • Support legislation and policies that improve outcomes for infants and toddlers.
  • Talk with other funders about their own community passions and look for connections with your own – see where you can collaborate and gain leverage from each other.
  • Meet with community leaders to learn more about the irreducible needs of young children and their families.
  • Fund high-quality early childhood programs. For recommendations, check out the list of TAFF Grantee-Partners or ask other funders that you trust.
  • Give of your time: Advocate for young children and their families; volunteer or serve on committees; and help raise funds or host an event.
  • Share your skills and gifts (legal, communications, public relations, among others) to enhance the capacity of nonprofits operating in this space.
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