Partner Event

EC Opportunities @ Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference

 The Equity Journey – Investing in the Whole Learner
October 16-18, 2018

The GFE 2018 Annual Conference in San Diego will investigate what it takes to foster the whole learner by exploring interventions and support structures to enhance environments within and outside of school, including opportunities for supporting young children and their families as they learn, engage and grow. ECFC, partners and members are featured in several sessions focused on young children and early childhood. Check out these sessions at the GFE conference:

Tuesday October 16 Learning Sessions

  • Creating Safe Learning Environments for Immigrant & Refugee Students &
    Families –
    Organized by The California Endowment, co-sponsored by the Early
    Childhood Funders Collaborative.
  • New Urban Assets: Creating a Playful Learning City – Organized by William
    Penn Foundation, featuring the McCormick Foundation.

Wednesday October 17 Learning Sessions

  • Eliminating Opportunity Gaps by Targeting the Social and Emotional Needs
    of Kids –
    Organized by The David & Lucile Packard Foundation.
  • Early Childhood Policy in Higher Education: A New Generation of Leaders –
         Organized by Heising-Simons Foundation.
  • Data, Dollars, & Discourse: Strategic Expansion of High Quality Early
    Education –
    Organized by William Penn Foundation, Featuring The Vanguard
    Group, Inc.

Wednesday October 17 Evening Funder Reception – ECFC Special Event: Early Math Counts

  • Hosted by the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, The David and Lucile
    Packard Foundation, and the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation.
    Featuring Heising-Simons Foundation and Overdeck Family Foundation.  

Thursday, October 18 Learning Session

  • Looking Beyond Classroom Walls for Success for All – Organized by W.
    Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Co-Sponsored by the Early Childhood
    Funders Collaborative and BUILD Initiative.

Thursday, October 18 – ECFC Special Event: Grantmakers Lunch & Site Visit to Mi Escuelita Therapeutic Preschool

Hosted by ECFC and San Diego Grantmakers. Timed following the close of the GFE Conference.  

As part of an initiative to explore how local, state, and national early childhood funder collaboratives can learn from and work with each other, ECFC and San Diego Grantmakers will co-host a Grantmakers Learning and Networking lunch with local funders in San Diego, followed by a unique site visit opportunity to the Mi Escuelita Therapeutic Preschool in the Chula Vista School District of San Diego. Mi Escuelita is the only school of its kind in Southern California, designed especially for children ages 3-5 affected by domestic violence and abuse to help break the cycle of violence, help children and their families heal and begin the right path for school.  Registration is separate from the GFE conference.
CLICK HERE  for more information and to register for Lunch and Site Visit.