IDA Thanks Its Major Supporters!

Aratani Foundation

The IDA Board of Directors is grateful for the Aratani Foundation’s second extremely generous gift of $50,000 from the Aratani Foundation.  
The first gift was granted in 2022. The second gift will be granted in 2023. The funds will support several of IDA’s goals, including –

  • Support for IDA’s policy advocacy initiatives and programs.
  • Child Find, especially in underserved communities.
  • Programs on Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma informed care.
  • Trainings on culturally competent home visiting, especially among Hispanic, Black, Asian and Indigenous families and their young children with disabilities.
  • Support for easier access to Early Start for infants and toddlers and their families.
  • Expansion of IDA’s “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging” events.
  • Assist parents, students and new clinicians with reduced membership and event fees.
  • Support for IDA’s historic 50th Anniversary.

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Child Development Institute (CDI) has been a leading expert in early child development for more than 25 years. They help children reach their full potential by focusing on strengthening families and communities in the San Fernando Valley. Using an integrated, “whole child” approach, CDI considers all factors in a child’s development – relationships, environments and communities. CDI’s primary focus is the child’s family. Families are the most important providers of loving relationships and nurturing environments, which provide the foundation for a child’s healthy development. CDI believes all families should have access to quality developmental screenings, safe play-based environments, and innovative, effective intervention services. CDI has been a strong supporter of IDA for many years. For more information about CDI, please visit www.cdikids.org.



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Lakeshore is a leading developer and retailer of top-quality educational materials for early childhood programs, elementary schools and homes nationwide. It is a one-stop teacher supply store, offering a huge range of teaching resources and classroom decor, plus high-quality classroom furniture, hands-on learning products and so much more! Lakeshore has been a strong supporter of IDA for many years. For more information about Lakeshore, please visit  www.lakeshorelearning.com.