Quality early care and education experiences lay the foundation for children to succeed in grades K-12 and beyond. Yet in Los Angeles County more than 40,000 children still lack access to these vital programs. The Los Angeles Preschool Advocacy Initiative (LAPAI), launched through a partnership between the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the California Community Foundation, seeks to change this by raising awareness and bringing community stakeholders together to ensure quality early care and education (ECE) for all children in L.A. County.
LAPAI brings together parents, providers, advocates, policymakers and other stakeholders to raise public awareness and build public support for quality early care and preschool education. The initiative also seeks to build a diverse stakeholder-based coalition; develop policies that increase support for early care and preschool education reforms and funding; and fund nonprofit organizations that help parents and policymakers advocate for better early care and preschool programs in their own communities.
John Garcia III, Ed.L.D.
Program Officer, Education
213.413.4130 Ext. 262
jgarcia [@] calfund [.] org
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