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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

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Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

160 Cotswold Ct.

Lancaster, PA United States 17601-5082

Telephone: (717) 291-7201

URL: earlychildhoodfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $10,010,699

Total giving: N/A

EIN

465370094

Background

Established in 2014 in PA - The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood was created in 2014 as a result of a bequest from Theresa Caplan. The Foundation is intended to be an incubator of promising research and development projects that may ultimately enhance the welfare of children from birth through age seven.

Purpose and Activities

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 (from birth to age 7) 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.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Early Childhood Education and Play

Research shows that children need to be stimulated as well as nurtured, early in life, if they are to succeed in school, work and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child's development, from birth through age 7, and everywhere a child learns - at home, in childcare settings and in preschool. The foundation seeks 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. The Foundation will only fund new, innovative research and programs, not existing programs.

Early Childhood Welfare

Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development, intellectual, emotional and physical, are optimally supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for infants and preschoolers is essential, as is imparting to them the skills of social living in a culturally diverse world. The foundation supports programs that research best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments to ensure all children thrive. The Foundation will only fund new, innovative research and programs, not existing programs.

Parenting Education

To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, the foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet, as well as programs which provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents. The Foundation will only fund new, innovative research and programs, not existing programs.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Early childhood education
Population Groups
  • Children
  • Infants and toddlers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $10,010,699 (market value)

Gifts received: $9,878,011

Expenditures: $2,724

Total giving: N/A

Qualifying distributions: N/A