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