How Learning Spaces Expansion to Grand Rapids Addresses Inequity and Shapes Children’s Futures

IFF has long recognized that evoking sustainable and transformative change requires confronting inequities caused by systemic racism. We understand that education can be a panacea for these social ills, and early childhood education is the first crucial phase that establishes a foundation for healthy growth and development. We work to expand access to quality early childhood education because it places more children on paths to success, impacting families, neighborhoods, communities and cities.

IFF’s goal increase access to quality early childhood education is not random; it’s a response to a need realized after years of research and community engagement. It’s a response to the reality that thousands of children in underserved communities lack access to that essential foundation for growth and development.

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