What We Do

About Child360

Child360 is a leading nonprofit working toward a future where every child has the educational opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. This means supporting the development of the whole child, beginning at birth. Alongside trusted community partners, Child360 improves the quality of early learning and elevates the early learning industry through program support, professional development, advocacy, research, and community engagement. From every angle, we are equipping the next generation, empowering them to discover their potential, and advancing our future workforce.

Our Vision

Educational Justice: Every child will succeed in school and life.

Our Mission

Guided by research, Child360 works to improve the quality of early learning programs; to strengthen the engagement between the parents of young children and their teachers and caregivers; and to advance public policies that invest in the future of America by putting children first.

Our Story

In 1998, California voters approved Proposition 10, adding a 50-cent tax on every pack of cigarettes and other tobacco products to fund programs for children. Formerly known as LAUP, Child360 was a part of this movement and was established as the early education non-profit in Los Angeles County to support the care and development of the county’s youngest learners.

Over the years, Child360 has supported the operation and development of more than 700 early learning providers in Los Angeles County, touching the lives of over 130,000 children through enriching curricula and nurturing environments aimed to best prepare children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Since then, the non-profit has grown in scale and scope throughout Southern California, and is now taking on critical action for children nationwide.

Today, we are building on our achievements while strengthening our innovative and strategic work to advance early education program quality and capacity, preparing birth to 5-year-olds for their best start in life.

Our main areas of focus:

  • Program quality assessments
  • Coaching for educators
  • Family engagement support
  • Program leadership
  • Professional development
  • Advocating at the local, state, and national levels
  • Pioneering new research
  • Back-office support and oversight
Because of Child360, I know what quality early education looks like.
Steven Hecker - FATHER OF THREE, THE CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER THERAPEUTIC PRESCHOOL, SANTA CLARITA, CA