The Magic of Giving

Hear from The Seattle Aquarium, Pacific Science Center, IslandWood, and other organizations who have benefited from early childhood education grants from the Ackerley Foundation.


Ensuring that every child’s education begins at birth.

An infant begins life totally dependent on others. Within five years, that same child can walk and communicate with the world. The Ackerley Foundation focuses on this time of rapid development to prepare our children for school and continued learning throughout their lives.


Teacher residencies better at keeping grads on the job than other programs, study finds

September 4th, 2015
Teacher residency programs, which gives aspiring teachers a one-year apprenticeship in a real classroom, are getting more newly minted teachers to stick around than traditionally educated rookies. · Read More

Study shows early environment has a lasting impact on stress response systems

April 21st, 2015
New University of Washington research finds that children’s early environments have a lasting impact on their responses to stress later in life. · Read More

Making the Most of Everyday Moments

With its simple and powerful message, the "Love. Talk. Play." campaign is helping new parents prepare their children for success in school and life. Learn More »