The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs has received a multi-year award from the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund of the Klingenstein Philanthropies.
The Klingenstein Philanthropies is comprised of three foundations, each committed to improving people’s health, wellbeing, and education though intentional collaborations with experts in science, policy, and practice. The mission of the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein (EAJK) Fund is to promote breakthrough neuroscience research, improve early childhood care and education, and enhance the development of teachers and leaders in independent schools.
The earliest years of life have a profound impact on all future learning, health, and wellbeing. The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center translates the science of the developing child into evidence-driven policy and practice to strengthen prenatal-to-3 systems of care in every state. The EAJK Fund’s generous award will support the Policy Impact Center’s core resources:
- Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap
- Prenatal-to-3 Policy Clearinghouse
- Prenatal-to-3 Policy-Research Exchange
- Building Evidence and Equity
“The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund has a long history of looking to science and evidence to improve people’s lives, and we’re so thankful for their support,” said Dr. Cynthia Osborne, director of the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center and Associate Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. “With their gift, we will be able to expand our reach and research, especially in the areas of child care and early childhood mental health.”
The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center was launched at The University of Texas at Austin in August 2019 with initial support from the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Foundation and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund.
For more about the Klingenstein Philanthropies and the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, go to klingenstein.org.