HighScope began under the visionary guidance of our founder, psychologist David Weikart, who believed that a high-quality education early in life could have a positive long-term impact on young children and their communities.

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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.

Together we can build brighter futures.

The Perry Preschool Project was the first, long-term, cost-benefit analysis to demonstrate a significant rate of return of investment in early childhood education. This landmark study — conducted by HighScope’s founder Dr. David Weikart in partnership with pioneering Ypsilanti principal Charles E. Beatty, Sr. — paved the way for national policy changes and new program initiatives like Head Start. Since the groundbreaking Perry Preschool Project, the HighScope Educational Research Foundation has been recognized for its bold, innovative approach to advocating for access to high-quality, equitable, early childhood education for all children.

Preserving HighScope’s groundbreaking research and development, which has shaped the field of early education for 50 years, is essential. With the generosity of individual donors like you and others around the world — and hundreds of public and private foundations — HighScope continues to make a difference in the lives of children, their families, and their communities. With your investment, HighScope’s legacy will extend far into the future. We look forward to building a partnership with you that empowers educators, lifts families, informs policymakers, and prepares our youngest children for school and for life.

Contact us to explore the many options available to invest in the continued advancement of HighScope’s work.

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