Early Childhood Education

Supporting access to the best possible public schools cuts across all debates and ideologies to get to the heart of what matters for students and families: a quality school close to home. That basic desire starts in pre-kindergarten, and we work with the Early Education Funder’s Collaborative to promote access to quality options.

Early Childhood Grants

The Quality Enhancement Grants program supports quality improvement efforts in early learning programs serving children birth to five in the Kansas City region. Programs in Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri enrolling at least 40% children from lower-income families are eligible for grants of up to $100,000 per year over two years.

RFP opens May 6, 2019