Increasing the Availability of New High-Quality Early Learning Seats

The Foundation is helping two established nonprofits build new early childhood centers in the District of Columbia’s Ward 8.

Bright Beginnings, which provides early childhood education and comprehensive services to homeless children and their parents, is building a second center that will create an additional 100 high-quality early learning seats. Groundbreaking took place in March 2016, and the new center will open in early 2018.

Martha’s Table, which works to increase access to education, food and opportunity across the District, will open a new headquarters in 2018. It will house an education facility for early childhood (with 100 high-quality early learning seats) and out-of-school-time programming, a parent engagement space and an industrial kitchen.