||The Foundation for Child Development does not accept unsolicited proposals. The Foundation for Child Development, through its PreK-3rd Initiative, supports the restructuring of Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 to 3 into a well-aligned first level of public education for children (ages three to eight) in the United States. The Foundation's New American Children grants focus on stimulating basic and applied research on children (birth through age nine), particularly those living in low-income immigrant families. FCD supports research, policy development, advocacy, and communications strategies related to our PreK-3rd Initiative. The Foundation for Child Development awards an average of 14 grants each year.