Celebrate Children Foundation


Put simply, we believe every child deserves the very best beginning.



The Celebrate Children Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that helps communities throughout Wisconsin create the most effective early learning systems for children from birth to age five. Through public-private partnerships, our initiatives reach children at a critical time in their development and help to promote the growth of healthy, engaged citizens. We have created a permanent endowment to ensure that investments will continue to be made for young children throughout the state.


Why Birth to Five? Why Now?

  • We increasingly understand the importance of the first five years of life, during which time research has shown young children's brains form lasting connections.
  • We recognize the growing number of children with all available parents in the workforce and the parallel surge of child care and preschool services needed to meet the demand.
  • We hear the concerns about gaps in school readiness, especially for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • We are heartened by the extraordinary research on economic benefits of investing early in a child's development.
  • Every child in our state should have the very best beginning - whether at home or in any early childhood program.

WITH YOUR HELP, our Foundation can play a vital role by supporting state and local efforts and making direct investments to ensure that:

  • children have safe and positive early learning environments.
  • early childhood professionals can pursue training and education.
  • parents can find needed support and resources.
  • children with disabilities are included in programs.
  • children are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy.

Please visit our website (www.celebrate-children.org) to learn more or find us on Facebook and become a fan today.

Our Vision

All Wisconsin children will experience optimal early childhood development in safe and secure environments in order to reach their full potential.

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