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General Fund: Contributions will allow us to advance our mission, championing high quality early education for children from birth to age 8 in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Teacher Professional Development Fund: Established in 2019, this fund was created to honor the memory of Phyllis Kohn and Lou Warren-Groomes, two extraordinary First Up staff who devoted their careers to supporting ECE professionals in the development of their careers. All contributions will support professional development being accessible to the ECE community in the Philadelphia region.

Celebrate Teachers Fund: Contributions will help us provide the expertise and training that enable ECE professionals to effectively and safely care for and educate children. This fund helps our advocacy efforts as we fight for substantial investments in child care so this essential workforce can continue to support children, families and our regional economy.

Other Ways to Give

Are you interested in supporting First Up in other ways? We also accept:

  • Select in-kind donations to help Early Education programs outfit their classrooms with materials, furniture, and supplies;
  • Gifts of stock;
  • Bequests and other planned giving donations, and;
  • Volunteerism.

Please contact Cheryl Carson, Director of Development, if you'd like to discuss these or other means of supporting First Up.


Please support First Up's work by making a tax-deductible donation

Please support all ECE teachers and students by advocating for resources