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Focus Area:
Music in Early-Childhood Development


We succeed when we better understand how early childhood development outcomes are improved with music programming. Our Investments in this Focus Area are concentrated in South Africa, and The United States.

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We invest in organizations implementing these approaches:

  • Define the features of high-quality music programming in early childhood development environments
  • Support early childhood education professionals’ integration of high-quality music programming into child-centered practices and curriculum

We measure these outcomes to assess our impact:

  • Increased number of caregivers proficient in implementing high-quality music programming for children
  • Improved child development and learning outcomes among music program participants  

Current Investments