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, Child Well-Being Index (CWI), and New American Children.
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 Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is an annually released comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States.
New American Children (NAC) focuses on the well-being of children (birth to age ten) living in low-income immigrant families. The Young Scholars Program is an integral part of NAC by supporting untenured or recently tenured professors who conduct research in this emerging field.