Through our Centers of Excellence, we are creating a new model for exceptional early childhood education that gives providers the resources they need to help children grow and flourish in the 21st century.
Recognizing that 90 percent of a child’s brain architecture develops in the first five years of life, we have developed resources that are the building blocks for lifelong learning, better jobs and wages, and improved educational outcomes at every level.
Between 60 and 80 percent of children under age 5 are cared for by parents, caregivers, or other family members with no formal training in early childhood education. So our specialists provide the tools to ensure that 90 percent of parents and caregivers can apply our skills to assure their kids are ready to learn.
By nurturing curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration, and eagerness to achieve, we create opportunities that foster skills the 21st century workforce demands. Our focus is making certain children are prepared not only to learn from the moment they start school, but also to thrive in the world that awaits them.
There is little doubt that early childhood education is vital. Studies have shown that 90 percent of a child’s brain architecture develops during the first five years of life. Beyond that, children who enjoyed a high-quality early learning experience are more likely to graduate from high school, to be continuously employed, and to be higher earners in the workplace.
Collaborative for Children is a nonprofit organization that for over 35 years has been at the forefront of early childhood education. We are the go-to resource for innovative early learning opportunities that deliver children the 21st century skills they need to grow, thrive, and succeed in the workplace of tomorrow. We nurture curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity in children through age 5 to ensure they are prepared to seize all the opportunities the future may hold.