Collaborative for Children's Mission
Collaborative for Children is dedicated to building a strong educational foundation for young children to succeed in school and life.
Help parents find child care
Provide parents with materials, resources and instruction pertaining to child learning, care and development
Support and assist to develop early care and education professionals
Increase public awareness surrounding the impact of quality early education
Strengthen early care and education systems through policy development and systems change
Quality early education and care for all children, beginning at birth
To strive for excellence in all that we do through:
- Demonstrating a collaborative approach to problem solving and goal attainment;
- Seeking and valuing diverse approaches to achieving our mission;
- Exhibiting professionalism in the way we interact with each other, our clients and other external stakeholders; and
- Exhibiting a highly transparent way in which we conduct business, holding ourselves accountable for our behavior and decisions - to further the goals and mission of Collaborative for Children.
Collaborative for Children traces its roots to 1987, with a history grounded in two organizations: the Greater Houston Collaborative for Children (GHCC) and Initiatives for Children (IFC). Collaborative for Children was formally founded in 2004.