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Early Childhood Education

Campaign Goal: To reduce or eliminate social/emotional, cognitive and achievement gaps between children at risk and children from economically advantaged families.

  • Established the Buffett Early Childhood Institute.
  • Created a $100 million endowment for early childhood.
  • Recruited national expert Sam Meisels as the founding executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute.
  • Created two signature programs: The Achievement Gap Challenge, to reduce or eliminate gaps between children raised in poverty and children raised in affluence; and the Early Childhood Workforce Development program, to address the quantity, quality and skills of those who work with children at risk.