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Celebrating Our First Friendraiser: A Step Towards Excellence

As we reflect on the remarkable success of our inaugural Friendraiser event held this November at CoHatch, Southside Works, we are filled with immense gratitude and a renewed sense of purpose.

A Heartfelt Thank You

First and foremost, we extend our deepest thanks to our event sponsors, whose generous contributions made this evening not just possible but a resounding success. Your support is not just a donation; it's an investment in the future of early childhood education. Our sponsors include:

  • Key Bank

  • Dollar Bank

  • Duolingo

  • Urban Pathways K-5

  • Wright Childcare Solutions

  • Shayla Hawkins Events

We also want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our staff who meticulously planned every detail of this event. Your commitment to our cause is the backbone of our organization. A special thank you to all the event vendors who provided exceptional services, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable evening for all our guests.

Reflecting on Our Mission

The Early Excellence Project is committed to narrowing the opportunity gap and enriching the learning experiences of Black and Brown children. We champion Black & Brown childcare providers, fostering quality, equity, and accessibility in early childhood education. Our work involves delivering tailored coaching, advocacy, and professional development, with a focus on empowering providers and influencing policy.

Our goals are ambitious but achievable: to nurture and expand childcare centers, focusing on the recruitment and retention of Black and brown childcare providers, and to elevate the standard of care by supporting childcare providers in obtaining accreditation. We dedicate ourselves to designing culturally responsive learning environments through professional development, curriculum implementation, and innovative programming.

Our Core Values

Our core values create the conditions to carry out our mission, which include: fostering equity and justice, developing a supportive community, creating quality conditions rooted in culturally sustaining practices, championing the rights and voices of our community, and designing innovative solutions to complex problems.

Support the Early Excellence Project

As we approach the end of the year, we invite you to continue this journey with us. Your ongoing support is vital in reaching our year-end goal and in making a lasting impact on the lives of children and childcare providers. Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us closer to a world where every child has access to quality early childhood education. Together, we can make a difference. Click here to make a donation to the Early Excellence Project.

Pictured below are a few pictures from the event.

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