The Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation has chosen INPEACE as the recipient of a $40,000 grant to support the development of culture-based educator training modules, which will be built from the critical components of INPEACE’s Keiki Steps program model.
The Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation, founded in 1894, is one of America’s oldest foundations. The Foundation’s purpose is to support equal opportunity for young children to thrive in school. The Foundation concentrates its efforts in places where there are barriers to educational success.
Specifically, the funder will support the replication of culture-based approaches to early learning, and, the development of a job-embedded professional development model for Early Childhood Education (ECE) teacher development. For INPEACE, this is an opportunity to utilize the Keiki Steps program’s successes to expand support to other programs that reach underserved and marginalized populations with a research-based, culturally relevant, ECE approach.