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Collaborative for Children Selected to United Nations Economic and Social Council.  

Collaborative for Children was selected by the United Nations’ Non-Government Office (NGO) to be granted consultative status for its Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).  This achievement allows the Houston nonprofit organization the opportunity to share promising practices for improving early education equity around the globe.

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Collaborative for Children President and CEO Dr. Melanie Johnson named one of the Most Admired CEOs by Houston Business Journal.

We had a wonderful time at the Marriott Marquis Houston!

President and CEO Dr. Melanie Johnson Featured in Enbridge Article.

Special thanks to our friends at Enbridge for spending some time with our President and CEO Dr. Melanie Johnson.

Enbridge, which has enjoyed a long-term relationship with Collaborative for Children, has been a generous supporter of our mission.  Specifically, in assisting in the launch of our Centers of Excellence.

Click the article link to learn more about how Collaborative for Children and Enbridge are working together to create positive outcomes for children and families in Greater Houston.

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The Red Door Social Emotional Development Conference.

Teachers and Directors were invited to attend “Behind the Little Red Door-Social Emotional Conference” that was held at the Katy Early Childhood Enrichment Center.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn about becoming a Texas Rising Star certified provider.

Collaborative for Children Named Most Innovative Parenting Organization.

Best Startup Texas named Collaborative for Children as one of the most innovative parenting companies!

In a recent article, Best Startup Texas ranked the top 19 parenting companies in Texas based on track record, executive leadership, market share, innovation and ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) rating.

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Dr. Melanie Johnson Meets With United Nations General Assembly to Thrust Education Forward.

Our President and CEO Dr. Melanie Johnson attended the UN General Assembly, representing our phenomenal work in early childhood education. This year’s Solutions Day was focused on Transformational Education Solutions to remedy learning loss as a result of the pandemic.

The Solutions Day at the Transforming Education Summit provided a platform for partners to mobilize support to launch or scale up initiatives connected to the Summit Thematic Action tracks. Coalitions for action or other multi-stakeholder initiatives were presented in an effort to transform education.

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Be Fierce! Unleash your Workplace Confidence!

The entire programming staff got together today at The Cockrell Scout Center-Boy Scouts of America facility to focus on delivering quality programming that ensures our youngest citizens are prepared for the rigors of early education and beyond!  Our theme this month is Be Fierce!  Unleashing your Workplace Confidence! 

Special thanks to the Kaplan Early Learning Company.

President and CEO Dr. Melanie Johnson was interviewed on Around H-Town on 104.1 KRBE

In the conversation, Dr. Johnson discusses the importance of our mission, our Centers of Excellence and the website Find Childcare Now.  She also shared the exciting news of our recent selection to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. 

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A Night Celebrating Excellence! The Collaborative for Children 35th Anniversary Gala

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a Night Celebrating Excellence!

Our dynamic advocates, along with the support of all our event participants, have helped to make this event a huge success and we are beyond grateful for your continued support.  Speaking of support, you can still donate!  We need your help to fund current and future needs so please take a moment to click the link below, browse and donate.


Our 2022 Gala Chairs Patricia and Larry Campagna welcome the crowd!

Remarks by our Honorees Ginni and Richard Mithoff.

President and CEO Dr. Melanie Johnson and Chairperson Dr. Allison Falender with the presentations of the night.

Outspoken Bean, Houston’s 2021-2023 Poet Laureate was in the house!

Dr. Melanie Johnson was presented with a decree from Mayor Turner’s office by Council Member Karla Cisneros, City of Houston, District H.

The Doopelganger Band moves the crowd as we all danced the night away!

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