WHAT WE DO
We create a positive impact in early education and child care by providing grants to teachers, schools and organizations focused on improving quality. We are a strong proponent of parental choice which has the broadest impact on the education of young children. Our grants and projects directly benefit children, parents, providers and teachers.
Colorado Shines Sponsor
Co-sponsor of inauguration events for Colorado Shines (Colorado's comprehensive quality rating and professional development system for early childhood education and child care providers).
Linking Literacy with Play
“Linking Literacy with Play”, a two year literacy project that provided free training to teachers across Colorado.
Informal Child Care in Colorado: A Qualitative Study
“Informal Child Care in Colorado, a Qualitative Study of Unlicensed and Legally Exempt Child Care”, a study focused on the reasons parents choose informal, unlicensed child care versus a formal early childhood education setting.
Economic Impact of Child Care Study
“The Economic Impact of Child Care in Colorado” a study that defined the economic contributions of early childhood care and education to the Colorado economy.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Funding
100 scholarships to early education professionals and funding to support T.E.A.C.H, a Early Childhood College Scholarship Program for Early Childhood Educators.
"I had the distinct privilege and pleasure to present a workshop entitled “Linking Literacy With Play” to over 250 teachers in communities throughout Colorado. Participants were informed on developmentally appropriate practice regarding reading and writing, and gained knowledge of oral language acquisition. I believe the teachers in these communities were better prepared to provide this critical process of learning to their children, thanks to the partnership with the Kingsbury Foundation."
-Jody L. Martin, Vice President of Education and Training at Creme de la Creme