LAUP is now Child360. Earlier this month we had the privilege of unveiling a new name that better encompasses the work we’ve been dedicating ourselves to, our growth, and our staunch commitment to realizing our vision that every child will succeed in school, and in life.
With a new name comes a new title for our newsletter! Meet The Angle. Through this medium we will continue to provide monthly updates with woven-in early learning trends, advocacy efforts, relevant world news, fun local tidbits, and celebrations of our partners. We are committed to providing you with the best angle when it comes to providing you with updates and resources on how to best support our early learners.
As we continue to support early learning from every angle, I am excited to share with you a particular opportunity that invites your participation.
Child360 has been a partner in a national movement coined Generation to Generation. The program seeks to link culturally diverse adults, over the age of 50, to children ages 0-8 years old.
Like the weather and the cars we drive, the early learning landscape continues to evolve to better meet the needs of children. In the same light, the way in which we care for our children has changed – common practices have evolved into multi-generational approaches, where grandma or grandpa help with child pick-up after school and are key influences in a child’s household. It is our priority to make sure that everyone who nurtures our children, feels supported. It is our additional priority to make sure that every child has the opportunity to experience multi-generational relationships—not every child has grandparents, or mentors of a different generation, who are accessible and willing to share their life experience.
Tuesday November 28, we invite you to join us for Los Angeles’ first ever Gen2Gen LA Conference—where we are bridging generations to improve lives. This daylong conference is brought to you by lead sponsor First 5 Los Angeles, as well as an alliance of noteworthy organizations that work with both youth and older adults. Over the course of this one-day conference, participants will learn about how bridging generations helps improve outcomes: our children thrive and older adults benefit from sharing their unique talents and experiences. You can access tickets here.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We extend sincere thanks to those who support our work. It is through your giving that Child360 is able to help create a better future for our next generation, and for our nation. Each year we ramp up opportunities to give during the holiday season. You can join us in our most recent campaign #GivingTuesday. To learn more about the campaign and the ways your donation can impact early learning, click here.
Scott Hippert, CEO