The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted learning for children of all ages. For children ages 0 – 8,  brain development and social and emotional learning are especially critical. Early school success predicts later school success and a host of positive life outcomes. Unless we can recover learning lost during the pandemic and accelerate gains, we risk losing a generation of children.

Here’s how you can help.

What Donors Can Do

Young children need a web of support to begin developing their full potential. That web of support consists of the adults in their lives — parents, caregivers, teachers, and others — who help children meet their physical, social, emotional, and academic needs. Donors can ensure early school success, by funding efforts that support the whole child, expand learning opportunities, and ensure digital equity.

Below you’ll find a description of each strategy, profiles of nonprofits and other organizations employing these strategies, plus additional nonprofits to consider.

Read the full article about investing in early childhood at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.