Deadline: 31 December 2015
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood provides Childhood Grants for innovative, creative projects and programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children. The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood was created in 2014 as a result of a bequest from Theresa Caplan stipulating her estate be used to incubate innovation and research addressing the needs of children from birth through age seven.
The Foundation provides funding in the following areas:
- Early Childhood Welfare: Support programs that research best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments to ensure all children thrive.
- Early Childhood Education and Play: Foundation seek to improve the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning, through the development of innovative curricula and research based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments.
- Parenting Education: To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, foundation support programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet, as well programs which provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents.
- The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is intended to be an incubator of promising research and development projects that may ultimately enhance the general welfare of young children across the country.
- Each of its grants is made with the expectation that a successful project outcome will be of significant interest to other investigators or developers, within the grantee’s field of endeavor, and will be amenable to beneficial application or adaptation elsewhere.
- In essence, the foundation’s goal is to provide seed money for those imaginative endeavors, addressed to the needs of young children, which appear most likely to bear fruit on a national scale.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit Letter of Inquiry(LIOs) first at the address given on the website and the selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.
For application form and more, please visit Caplan Foundation.