50 Years Elevating Early Education

1970 – 2020

Mark your calendar for HighScope’s 50th Anniversary Gala Event.
May 14, 2020 | Waterview Loft at Port Detroit

Help us achieve our goal of $500,000 for the 50th Anniversary.

Meet the individuals who tell the story of HighScope’s history, our legacy, and our future. 

Empowering educators, lifting families, and preparing children birth to age five for school and life.

HighScope founder, Dr. David Weikart, and Perry Preschool principal, Charles E. Beatty, Sr., were dedicated to identifying the root causes behind the persistent poor academic achievement among low-income African American children. Their work and commitment led to groundbreaking research, policies, and initiatives that continue to earn international recognition for HighScope’s bold and innovative approach to early childhood education. The “HighScope Way” is based on proven research demonstrating that access to high-quality early childhood education is far-reaching and positively impacts students, families, and the world.

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