Why Give

Your Gift Shapes the Future…

For Children

Quality early education programs prepare children to enter school ready to learn. This positive trajectory continues throughout their lives: they have higher graduation rates, pursue higher education/career training, and secure higher paying jobs.¹

We reach out to children of all backgrounds, including those whose circumstances — such as living in poverty and learning English as a second language — can undercut school success.

With you, we can offer all children the opportunity to achieve their potential. At-risk children attending quality early education programs can make great progress and enter kindergarten at grade level.²

For Families

Parents go to work knowing that their children are in a safe, nurturing environment. There are additional benefits; parents who have high-quality care and education available for their children miss fewer work days, stay on the job longer, and are more productive at work.³

For Our Community

Every dollar invested in early care and education generates a savings return of more than $16. The savings accrue from reduced costs for special education, public welfare, criminal justice, and additional social services.

YOU Make The Difference. Here Are Some Of The Ways Your Donation To Children’s Village Makes An Impact:

  • Hiring highly qualified teachers and supporting their ongoing professional development.
  • Providing out-of-school enrichment activities to children in grades K-7.
  • Offering screenings, referrals, and intervention services for children with special needs.
  • Hosting workshops, interpretation and translation services, and other programs to support families in
    their roles as children’s “first” teachers.
  • Purchasing software and other digital teaching tools, science kits, dramatic play equipment, and art

 Committed to Transparency and Accountability

guideStarSeal_2019_2018_goldChildren’s Village has received the 2019 GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. To learn more, visit our GuideStar report page www2.guidestar.org

A copy of Children’s Village official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

We are pleased to present a report on our recent activities and funding through our most recent Annual Report. Children_sVillage Annual Report FY 2018-2 pp FINAL

As a Children’s Village donor, you have entrusted to our care not only your charitable gifts, but your personal information as well.  We thank you for your trust and, in turn, promise to protect both your gift and your information in keeping with the highest ethical standards and industry practices. Review our Donor Privacy Policy.

Learn More About The Extraordinary Impact Of High-Quality Early Care And Education as well as Financial Challenges Programs High-Quality Programs Confront:  Endnotes, References, and Resources

1. “Overcoming Financial Barriers to Expanding High-Quality Early Care & Education in Southeastern Pennsylvania”

Children’s Village’s Executive Director Mary Graham’s insight and expertise in ‘braided funding” informed this report, which highlights the financial, business and systematic realities affecting the supply of high-quality programs.  High-quality early care and education (ECE) programs have been proven to create positive learning outcomes among children—especially among those living in poverty. Yet many low-income children have a hard time accessing quality child care settings and miss the critical developmental growth and foundation needed for academic and life success. According to Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, only 23% of children who receive public child care subsidies attend a “high-quality” ECE program, as defined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as quality designation “STAR 3” and “STAR 4.”

In 2013, Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) embarked on a multi-pronged study of 147 ECE providers to assess the financial challenges of operating high-quality ECE programs. In this report, NFF highlights the key financial, business, and systemic barriers to delivering high-quality programs—with a focus on nonprofit ECE programs serving the Philadelphia Region’s most vulnerable children.

2. Schaefer, S., Gates, S.L., Kiernan, M., (2011). Strengthening Pennsylvania Businesses through Investments in Early Care and Education. A report by America’s Edge. Washington, DC.  For more information, download the report.

Additional resources:

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC.org) 

Schweinhart, L. J., Montie, J., Xiang, Z., Barnett, W. S., Belfield, C. R., & Nores, M. (2005). Lifetime effects: The HighScope Perry Preschool study through age 40.). Ypsilanti, MI: HighScope Press.  Visit HighScope.org.

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