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 Join us as we work to ensure every child has access to high-quality education

The holiday season inspires many of us to give — to give financially, give our time, or give our voice to increase awareness of an important cause. #GivingTuesday was created to balance the retail frenzy following Black Friday and Cyber Monday and to provide the opportunity to give back. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.

On this global day of giving, HighScope is joining the movement by giving our voice to the cause of ensuring every child, regardless of background, has access to high-quality education.

Did you know that approximately 80% of the children who attend the HighScope Demonstration Preschool receive a reduced tuition rate?

A majority of the remaining students are funded through Michigan’s Great Start Readiness Program, a preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure.

By giving scholarships to families that would not otherwise be able to afford early education, we have the opportunity to provide additional years of high-quality education that will better prepare our children for future success and equip them with lifelong skills that will benefit not only them, but our communities.

HighScope began under the visionary guidance of psychologist David Weikart, who believed that access to high-quality education could have a positive impact on preschool children and the communities where they live. The landmark Perry Preschool Study conducted by Dr. Weikart established the lasting human and financial value of early childhood education and led to the foundation of HighScope in 1970. We have been serving the Ypsilanti community ever since.

Not only has the HighScope Demonstration Preschool supported the local community by providing children with high-quality early education, but it reaches beyond those borders through demonstration of the HighScope active learning approach with children and families of diverse backgrounds. The Demonstration Preschool is a valuable resource for educators around the world to observe the HighScope approach in action.

We believe that involving children in their education through the active learning approach can have a powerful, positive influence on their future success.

More than four decades of research resulted in the HighScope Curriculum, which has proven in practice to have extraordinary impacts that last a lifetime. Our reach spans the globe, offering resources and tools for teachers and caregivers to provide our children with the highest quality education. We are committed to continuing the work to provide every child, regardless of background, the opportunity to learn in school and succeed in life.

With your generous donation to the HighScope Educational Research Foundation, you can help give young children the opportunity to succeed — give the gift of high-quality early education.


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