University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), defined by its commitment to serve children, youth and families across educational, community and family settings, offers enriching academic programs, engages in timely, externally-funded research and supports schools, districts, and other community organizations through its centers for education, research and public service. Since 2019, CEHD faculty have also garnered $26 million on average in external funding for research that addresses critical, real-world problems in educational, community and family settings. Through several centers, CEHD faculty, staff and students also develop and maintain partnerships with schools, districts and other community organizations to deliver services crucial to the education and human development of children, youth and families. In all areas of teaching, research and service, diversity, equity and inclusion serve as core values and guiding principles in CEHD’s mission to prepare students to educate, serve and lead in diverse schools and communities.
The Jacobs Foundation invests in the future of young people. Children and youth need equitable access to high-quality education and developmental opportunities so that they become socially responsible and productive members of society.
Whatever their background, wherever their home, all young people should have the chance to reach their full potential. They aim to support learning systems to provide young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes, tools, and equitable opportunities to reach their learning potential and thrive together. They focus on understanding early transitions between learning environments and embracing variability in learning from ages 2 to 12.
Unite for Literacy is a non-traditional publishing company, which offers a full range of picture book creation, editorial, and graphic design services to organizations that have been historically underrepresented in the field of children’s book publishing. They can provide any level of support needed for content development by members of civic organizations, non-profits, and tribal governments, who are best qualified to create books that are locally relevant and authentic to their families. Their content is intentionally curated to represent all genders, races, national origins, disabilities, and ages, in both text and images.
The Unite for Literacy team pictures a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Their mission is to build home libraries and support families to develop a daily habit of reading, both of which are key factors in growing lifelong readers. The Unite for Literacy team brings together expertise from the fields of literacy education, business innovation, strategic planning, and early childhood development.
Stories to Grow By (STGB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the best treasury of stories and reader’s theater scripts which are kid-tested and provide children with meaningful experiences, and a kid-approved collection of folk & fairy tales based on themes of that will last a lifetime.
STGB is the WORLD’S FIRST kid-tested and human ethics. STGB’s stories are diverse, non-denominational, and contain themes of kindness, justice, and love.
Sesame Workshop is an independent nonprofit organization with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We reach children in their earliest years, when we know we can have the biggest impact. And we’re present in more than 150 countries, providing over 150 million children with access to life-changing early education, critical health lessons, helpful tools for tough situations, and joy — lots of joy.
Stories with Clever Hedgehog – a website with books for children in English and Ukrainian and a lot more, created by the University of Delaware, The Jacobs Foundation, Unite for Literacy, Stories to Grow By