What Shapes Us
Our desire to close the opportunity gap and create more equitable experiences for our youngest learners guides everything we do. Learn more about the mission, vision and values that drive us.
Since our founding in 1982 as a public-private partnership, Start Early has always believed we have greater impact when we come together — across sectors, across disciplines and across communities.
Start Early honors its donors who have committed to multi-year and single-time gifts made in Fiscal Year 2021.
We bring community efforts and national networks together to foster innovation and create a stronger early childhood movement.
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Together, when we start early, we can close the opportunity gap and ensure every child has a chance to reach their full potential.