Aligned Activities

Ounce of Prevention Fund

The Ounce of Prevention Fund gives children in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest quality care and education from birth to age five. The Ounce reaches thousands of infants, toddlers and preschoolers through our programs, training, evaluation and advocacy efforts each year.

First Five Years Fund

The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) helps America achieve better results in education, health, and economic productivity through investments in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children from birth to age five. FFYF provides knowledge, data, and advocacy, helping federal policymakers make investments in the first five years of a child’s life that create greater returns for all.


Educare is a research-based program that prepares young, at-risk children for school; a specially designed place that nurtures early learning and sends a bold message about the value of investing in the first five years; an innovative partnership between the public and private sectors to create a more efficient, more effective early learning program; and a compelling platform to drive change among policymakers, business leaders and early childhood providers by showing what quality early learning looks like.

Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Campaign is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

Pew Charitable Trusts Home Visiting Campaign

Pew's Home Visiting Campaign researches and promotes cost-effective investments in high-quality, home-based programs for new and expectant families. Pew conducts its work through policy advocacy, research, and information sharing.