As a network, our accomplishments result from the collective efforts of our partners.

We intentionally reach out to cross-sectoral, cross-disciplinary, and geographically diverse organizations and invite them to join hands. We find what unites us and align around shared goals and a common purpose. We pool and then disperse expertise and resources to maximize our reach and impact.

Our partners range from multilateral organizations to academic institutions to private sector businesses to grassroots organizations and beyond. We are working to grow the movement. We measure our success by the number and diversity of partners and members we engage with and the collective actions we take.

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Our Partners

Last updated on 6/24/2024

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Abjad Initiative for Education

Action Education

Action Sud


Africa Early Childhood Network (AfECN)

African Girls’ Empowerment Network

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

AfriChild Centre

Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)

Aid Organization (AO)

Akbar Kare Institute


Al-Tufala Center

Amal Alliance

American Academy of Pediatrics

Amini Education Centre

Amna Refugee Healing Network

Ana del Barrio Training & Consulting

Andishi Africa

An-Najah National University

Anne Çocuk Eğitim Vakfı (AÇEV)

Arab Network for Early Childhood (ANECD)

Arab Resource Collective (MAWARED)

Arabian Child

Arigatou International

Art of a Child

Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC)

Asiye eTafuleni (AeT)

Asociación de Familias y Mujeres del Medio Rural Granada (AFAMMER)

Asociación Educativa para el Desarrollo Humano (ASEDH)

Asociación Mundial de Educatores Infantiles (AMEI-WAECE)

Association for Early Childhood Education & Development (AECED)

AVSI People for Development

Bainum Family Foundation

Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)

Barefoot Edu Foundation

Bernard van Leer Foundation

Best Beginnings

Bhavya Rehabilitation Clinic

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Blossom & Berry

Blue Butterfly

BRAC University

Bright Start Foundation

Brookings Institution

Canadian Paedeiatric Society

CARE International

Caribbean Child Development Centre

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Center for Global Development (CGD)

Centre for Enterprise Development and Innovation (CEDI)

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Child and Family Resilience Programs

Child Houses

Child Nepal

Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Learning Network

Child Rights Centre Albania (CRCA)/ECPAT Albania

ChildFund Alliance

ChildFund International

Childhood Education International

Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders Initiatives (CNDI)

Children in Crossfire

Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN)

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

CINDE Nacional (Fundacion Centro Internatcional de Education y Desarrollo Humano)

Clinton Initiative


Çocuk Gelişimi ve Eğitimcileri Derneği

Conference des ministres de l’Education des Etats et gouvernements de la Francophonie (confemen)

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence

Construyendo Cerebros Sanos

Council of Governors, Kenya


Curtin Child Learning Center

CYAN Kenya

Daraja Civic Initiative Forum

Denny Social Welfare Hub (DSWHUB)

Descobrir Brincando

Development Alert

Development Analytics

Disability Management Association (DMA)

Do More Foundation

Doors of Hope Kenya

Dost Education

Dreams Alive Africa

Dubai Cares

Dunia Rafiki

Early Childhood Commission

Early Childhood Development Coalition Malawi

Early Childhood Development Network for Kenya (ECDNeK)

Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC)

Early Childhood Workforce Initiative

Early Opportunities

Earlybird Educare


ECD Measure

Echidna Giving

Education Cannot Wait (ECW)

Education Development Trust

Education for All Coalition (EFAC)

Education Outcomes Fund

Elevate Children Funders Group

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Center

ELMA Philanthropies


Ensemble pour la Petite Enfance

Episcopal Relief & Development


European Parents’ Association

Family for Every Child

Feeding the Change

First Focus on Children

FLACSO Argentina (facultad Latinoamericana
de Ciencias Sociales)

Fondation Marocaine du Prescolaire (FMPS)

Food for the Hungry

Foreign, Commonwealth, & Development Office (FCDO)

Foundation for Community Work (FCW)

Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal

Fundación Azulado

Fundación DEHVI

Future for Marginalised Community (FUMACO)

Generali/The Human Safety Net

Global Alliance for Care

Global Book Alliance

Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

Global TIES for Children at NY University

Grand Challenges Canada

Grassroots Development Initiative Foundation-Kenya (GRADIF-Kenya)


Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Harvard University Medical School

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Help a Child (Red een Kind)

Høgskulen på Vestlandet (HVL)

Homegrown Childcare

Home-Start Worldwide

Hope Revival

Hope Worldwide

Humanity & Inclusion


IKEA Foundation

Illinois College of Optometry

Imaginable Futures

Impact and Innovations Development Centre (IIDC)

Indonesia Social Worker Association (IPSPI)

Initiative for Social Changes (ISC)

Innovation Edge

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Institute for Childhood Preparedness

Institute of Child and Human Development (ICHD)

Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (INMUJERES)

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI)

International Child Health Group (ICHG)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Step by Step Association (ISSA)

Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS SP)

Jasiri Souls School


Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Kenyatta University

Khalifa Award for Education


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Kings Nursery & Primary Schools

Kisumi Medical and Education Trust (KMET)

Kupona Foundation

Lake Region Economic Block Secretariat

Learn to Play

Lebanese Association for Energy Saving & the Environment (ALMEE)

Little Monsters

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Lucky Iron Life

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute


Make Mothers Matter

Mattel Children’s Foundation

Mikhulu Trust

Ministry of Education – Kenya

Ministry of Health – Kenya

Mobile Creches

Mogapi Mogapaesi Foundation

Mothers Matter Centre

Moving Minds Alliance

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

National Academy of Medicine

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Council of Children’s Services (NCCS)

National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC)

Nhaka Foundation

North-west University

Novak Djokovic Foundation

Nyarai Homecare Services

Oak Foundation

Okoa Maisha Ya Watoto (OMAWA)


Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Organization Mondiale pour l’Education Préscolaire (OMEP)

Oxfam International

Pakistan Alliance for Early Childhood (PAFEC)

Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organization

Parenting for Lifelong Health

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH)


Peace Educators Allied for Children Everywhere (P.E.A.C.E.)


Plan International

Play Africa

Play Unlimited


Pratham Education Foundation


Pure Earth

Ready Generations


Red de Padres y Madres (Papaz)

Red por la Infancia

Regional Psychosocial Support Initiatives (REPSSI)

Results for Development (R4D)

Right to Education (RTE)

Rocket Learning

RTI International

Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF)

Save the Children

Savez udruda za zutizam Hrvatske (SUZAH)

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

SDG Changemakers

Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)




Sesame Workshop

Shared Value Initiative


Soft Tulip Foundation

SOS Children’s Villages


St Charles and Clare Private Schools

State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action-Kenya

State Department for Social Security and Senior Citizen Affairs-Kenya

Stellenbosch University

Studentdesk Integrated Montessori School (SDIMS)

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

Suvarna Karnakata Integrated Rural Development Society

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Takatof Association for Development (TAD)

Tanzania 4H Organization

Tanzania Early Childhood Education and Care (TECEC)

Teach Côte d’Ivoire

Teacher Aid Initiative

Teacher’s Resource Centre (TRC)

Technical University of Kenya

Telefono Azzurro

Terres des hommes

Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)

The Action Foundation (TAF)

The Babbles

The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The LEGO Foundation

The Mother-Goose Kenya

The Power of Nutrition

The Rise Institute

The Seven Passes Initiative

The Two Lilies Fund


Think Equal


This Day

TIDE Foundation

Tiny Totos


Tufts University

UBS Optimus Foundation


Un Kilo de Ayunda

UN Women

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United Way Brasil

Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (UQTR)

University of Buenos Aires, Instituto Interdisciplinario de Economía Política (UBA-IIEP)

University of Capetown

University of Hong Kong

University of Manchester

University of Nebraska Medical School

University of New York Steinhardt

University of Oxford

University of Pennsylvania

University of the West Indies

University of the Witwatersrand

University of Toronto

University of Virginia

University of Wollongong Australia

Uthabiti Africa

Vikramshila Education Resource Society

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

VVOB – Education for Development

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

War Child

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

WeProsper Coalition

Whole Family Initiative Rwanda

William + Flora Hewlett Foundation

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

World Bank Group

World Childhood Foundation

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Vision

YODEP (Youth for Development and Productivity)

Zimbabwe Network for Early Childhood Development Actors (ZINECDA)

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