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.