New Year, New Website Happy 2024! We’re starting off the New Year with a brand new website. The updated site features refreshed navigation that simplifies our mission into “Who We Are” and “What We Do” alongside sections on “Resources” and how to “Get Involved.” GIFT CONNECT is also introducing a blog as a new way… Continue reading New in January from Gift Connect: New Website, Bee Smart Program, and more.
Introduction Early childhood development is essential to creating a thriving society. The experiences and opportunities children receive during their early years have a profound impact on their lifelong well-being and success. This means, funding and investment in early childhood development are essential for ensuring that every child reaches their full potential. At GIFT CONNECT, we… Continue reading Investing in Our Future: Early Childhood Development Funding in the U.S. and Globally
Advocacy at the National Urban League National Conference Sam recently attended the National Urban League National Conference in Houston, TX. He met with more than 60 national, state, and local leaders. He asked them one simple question: If we don’t make Birth to Three a national policy imperative, can we reverse poverty in America? Sam’s… Continue reading New in October from Gift Connect: Advocacy in Houston, Carnegie Lullaby Partnership, and more.
GIFT CONNECT is officially a Vroom partner! Vroom is a free app with science-based tips and tools to help parents and caregivers give children a great start in life today – and an even better future. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with an organization that so closely aligns with us. Advocacy On June… Continue reading New in September from Gift Connect: Program Updates, Vroom Partnership, and more.
Birth to Three Ambassador, Stellar Mengele, Leads Successful Training Program On May 20, 2023, GIFT CONNECT Ambassador, Stellar, conducted a training session with over 1,000 parents and over 1,000 children under the age of five. Everyone left the training feeling empowered by the Birth to Three Movement. “We’ve learned and grown in parenting from the… Continue reading New in July from Gift Connect: Recent Kenya Event, Vroom Partnership, Lullaby Playlist
GIFT CONNECT Founder, Sam Beard, Attends 2023 Zions Bank Wasatch Bank Economic Summit Sam recently traveled to Utah to explore collaboration possibilities and community connections with people and businesses that align with GIFT CONNECT’s mission. Sam also sat on a panel in a breakout room centered around early childhood education. During that session, there were… Continue reading New in June from Gift Connect: Wasatch Bank Economic Summit, Podcast with Stellar, Lullaby Playlist
Birth to Three Ambassador, Stellar Mengele, Leads Church Champions Program Event in Kenya On April 10, 2023, over 200 caregivers with over 500 children, church leaders, Mutanda Dispensary health officials, and local tv and radio reporters came together to learn about the power behind the Birth to Three Movement. We are so thrilled to have… Continue reading New in May from GIFT CONNECT: April Kenya event, Latest Podcast, Brain Science Video
Dear Friend, Since 2017, GIFT CONNECT has been working to bring education for children aged zero to five education to the United States and the world. For five years our team has conducted research on early childhood development Zero to Five across America and developing countries including state-by-state Governor’s Councils, top experts in the field,… Continue reading Prioritize Early Childhood Development This Giving Tuesday