The Robert R. McCormick Foundation's program for early childhood education is now a young adult. Since November 1993, the Chicago-based funder has supported early childhood education projects and advocacy across the state of Illinois, with particular emphasis on Chicago. But much work remains to be done, and this funder shows no sign of slowing down.
If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, what is the conversion rate for $5 million? That's how much the Robert R. McCormick Foundation will provide over the next two years for "early care and education initiatives" in the state of Illinois. How much more valuable does that $5 million become when nearly 5,000 kids got cut from the Preschool For All Service as a result of budget cuts? How about when you find out that they plan to prune it again this year by another $25 million?