Early Childhood: Our Vision

All third graders are skillful learners, equipped to thrive and contribute throughout their lives. They are nurtured by stable and supportive families, high-quality education, vibrant and healthy communities, and systems and policies that promote equity.

Early Childhood: Program

We work in partnership with advocates, researchers, and practitioners to ensure children at all stages of early childhood – birth to age 9 – and their families are empowered by systems and support that work.

Early Childhood: Strategic Goals

Support research, policy advocacy and implementation so that public programs meet the needs of children and their families. 

Ensure safe, healthy, and equitable birth outcomes, through strategies outlined in Nurture New Jersey.

Expand access to affordable, high-quality options in child care and early education for infants and toddlers. 

Implement universal, state-funded preschool throughout our region and the state as part of an aligned preschool to 3rd grade early childhood education system that prepares children for academic success and instills a love of reading. 

For questions about this program area contact Melissa Litwin at mlitwin@taubfoundation.org.