Since 1899, the Foundation for Child Development (FCD) has supported research, policy development, and advocacy to ensure that all families have the social and material resources to raise their children to be healthy, educated, and productive members of society. Currently, FCD supports three programs: PreK-3rd Education, Young Scholars Program, and Child Well-Being Index (CWI).
PreK-3rd Education is an approach to learning that provides integrated, aligned learning opportunities every year from PreKindergarten (for three- and four-year-olds) through Third Grade (PreK-3rd).
The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a competitive program which annually selects up to four early career researchers (tenure-track or tenured in the last four years) to support their scholarly development and research on the education and health of young children (from birth to age 10) living in low-income immigrant families.
The Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is an annually released comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States.