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Post: Early Educators are Essential – Now and Always

Early childhood education serves a perpetual dual purpose: providing critical early learning experiences during a child’s first years of life and supporting parents to work and to further their child’s learning outside of the classroom. For these reasons, we must acknowledge that early educators are essential to the stability of our society.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, May 2020

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in May 2020.

Post: A Statement of Solidarity

We stand with the tens of thousands of people marching for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and for all who have been killed by police and individuals simply for being Black. We stand with mothers and fathers forced to mourn for their babies, and sons and daughters who will never see their parents again.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, April 2020

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in April 2020.

Post: Abriendo Puertas Shares Multi-Lingual COVID-19 Resources for Families

Obtaining timely information about COVID-19 and explaining it to young children can be a challenge. For parents who speak languages other than English, as well as for parents who never learned to read, the task is doubly hard, as many of the public health materials that share important recommendations about handwashing and social distancing are not available to them.

Post: 51 Pegasi b Fellows Discover New Details about Jovian-like Protoplanets Around Star PDS 70

According to core accretion theory, pebbles, rocks, and gases in the protoplanetary disk around an infant star will clump together to form planet-sized cores. Depending on how much material a core can accumulate, it could become a small rocky planet like Mercury or a massive gas giant like Jupiter. While scientists believe this broad picture is generally true, many of the details of the planet formation process remain uncertain.