investing in the early years
Children are born learning. Numerous scientific studies and economic analyses document the value of investing in the first five years to ensure that more infants, toddlers and preschoolers in disadvantaged families grow up eager to learn and ready for school.
Established in 2005, the Buffett Early Childhood Fund is committed to establishing a more level playing field for all children as they enter kindergarten a goal that should be a given in any society that values equal opportunity.
In partnership with other funders, we seek to redefine "education" to encompass the first five years of life and learning through an integrated strategy to invest in:
Our investments in Nebraska include support for: a statewide network of Educare schools (in Omaha, Lincoln and Winnebago) and two new, Educare-inspired Early Learning Centers in Omaha; the new Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska; First Five Nebraska; the Nebraska Early Childhood Business Roundtable; Nebraska Children and Families Foundation; Sixpence Early Learning Fund; Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative; Nebraska Early Childhood Exchange; Early Childhood Services; Babies from the Bench; and Save Our Children home visiting efforts.