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Help Underprivileged Children Get Top-Quality Early Education!

Your donation will change a child's life NOW and in the FUTURE and will help to relieve a struggling family's financial burden.

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The Early Light Institute

Our mission is to help children & parents start right with Early Light!

At The Early Light Institute, we are passionate about early childhood education! Children are precious and are our future! We have an obligation to teach them well and nurture them as they grow so they will be happy and healthy now, as they grow, and into adulthood. The early years are crucial in teaching and forming children. That is why we believe that preschool education should be kept in the hands of qualified, passionate educators in private preschools instead of turning it over to the government to dictate our children’s preschool experience and education. Those early years between 3 and 5 are foundational and much research has been done that shows the importance of quality preschool education. There are many benefits of a quality preschool education including improved social and academic skills, emotional regulation, and future success in school and work. We believe EVERY child deserves to start right with Early Light!

The Early Light Institute is a nonprofit, charitable organization that provides academic scholarships to underprivileged children ages 3-5 giving them the opportunity to attend a high-quality preschool in their area. We certify each preschool provider to ensure they are safe, clean, loving, and have a strong social and academic balance in their teaching approach. Along with providing superior preschool education to those preschoolers in need, we also offer excellent parenting classes for the parents of our scholarship recipients. To truly help a preschooler have the best life possible, their parents and family need quality family education as well!



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The Importance of Quality Preschool

You can make a difference in a child’s FUTURE as well as a family’s PRESENT!

Our future lies in the hands of the children. We have a responsibility, even an obligation, to ensure that those children are given the opportunities they need to develop healthily and set them on a path to successful lives wherein they can effectively contribute to the world around them. Early childhood education that is provided by first-rate preschools gives children those opportunities in a warm, friendly, positive, effective environment.

High-quality preschool has been proven to have multiple benefits for young children socially, academically, emotionally, and physically. If we want to invest in the future and safeguard the lives of those who will be our leaders in years to come, we must do our part to help those from underprivileged conditions to have access to top-notch preschool.

Just 10 of the MANY Benefits of High-Quality Preschool:

  • Preschool teaches crucial social skills in a social setting
  • Preschool gives children a solid academic foundation
  • Preschool encourages positive emotional regulation
  • Preschool teaches children organizational skills
  • Preschool helps children prepare for future education
  • Preschool gives opportunities for fine- and large-motor development
  • Preschool allows children to bond to other trusted adults
  • Preschool teaches children empathy through classmate interaction
  • Preschool provides opportunities to learn through structured play
  • Preschool increases the odds of children graduating high school and pursuing higher education

There is no substitute for in-person, high-quality preschool experiences. Children develop in each dimension as they attend preschool with their peers and with teachers who truly care about them and help nurture them to bring about a healthy start to their growth and development. Please consider making a donation today! You can make a difference in a child’s FUTURE as well as a family’s PRESENT!


Preschool teaches crucial social skills in a social setting


Preschool encourages positive emotional regulation


Preschool teaches children empathy through classmate interaction


Preschool increases the odds of children graduating high school and pursuing higher education


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Early Light Donation Levels

Thanks to our generous donors for helping to provide light and hope to young students and their families through high-quality education! Help us usher in a New Dawn and light the world one child at a time!

With a donation at any of these levels, your name will be permanently added to a donation board and displayed on our Wall of Light at our headquarters. You will also be invited to personally deliver a scholarship certificate for an entire year of preschool to a scholarship recipient.


Beacon - Level I  |  $500 - $999

Nobska Light in Fog at Night, by Paul Souders


Twighlight - Level III  |  $10,000 - $49,999

Twilight Covers the Ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains, by Raymond Gehman


Starlight - Level II  |  $1,000 - $9,999

Stars over Rocky Mountain National Park, by Pat Gaines


Sunrise - Level IV  |  $50,000 - $99,999

Green Hills Glowing by Warm Sunlight at Twilight, by Leonid Tit


New Dawn - Level V  |  $100,000+


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Our Thoughts About Our Work


In today's world, we watch news stories of wars, famine, abuse, neglect, and chaos. We know personally of those whose lives are tragically impacted by these events. Pandemics, natural disasters, and social unrest are all on the rise. These events have cost countless lives and immeasurable resources, not to mention an incalculable human toll impacting young and old alike. When I realized that each and every one of those problems and issues is solvable through increased knowledge which comes only by way of education, I suddenly felt an inescapable duty to do everything I could to empower the next generation who will inherit the full effect of these issues with the greatest weapon possible: to ensure a better education than any previous generation. Countless studies prove the significant benefits of starting that educational experience in high-quality preschools. Knowing that preschool is the key to education, I realized we’ll never make significant progress in our society until we ensure that each child has the opportunity to get high-quality preschool education that they may start with the skills needed to improve their lives and change the world for the better. If we want to enlighten all of our citizens, we must empower and enlighten our youth in an ever-increasingly darkened world and help them start right with Early Light.


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