Hello, you’re here because you are an active, recent, or prospective funder or investor in Early Childhood Development (ECD). Welcome.
We make your job easier by bringing forward and connecting you to the most promising organizations and talent in ECD.
ECD Venture Index
Our ECD Venture Index is the most comprehensive and open database of ventures in ECD. It allows you to easily discover and connect with hundreds of ventures and organizations by your primary areas of interest.
Fall 2019 Demo Week
Building on the momentum from our inaugural field convening, Early Futures, we will host our first virtual Early Childhood Demo Week this fall. We envision Demo Week to become the national open marketplace for ECD innovation and impact where funders, ventures, and key partners can discover, inform, and connect with each other.
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ECD Field Primers
Review our field primers below for an introduction to key areas of innovation and impact. For each topic area, we’ve also included a fun multimedia resource to further your learning.
For more on the science of ECD: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
For more on investing in ECD: University of Pennsylvania’s Toolkit for Donors in Early Childhood
For more on who’s funding ECD: Early Childhood Funders Collaborative’s map of philanthropic giving
For more on the economic ROI of ECD investments: visit the Heckman Equation 13% ROI Research Toolkit
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