A gift from the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation will enhance education, research and training at TC’s Rita Gold Early Childhood Center
The Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation has been supporting youth and education since its founding in 1917. To increase its impact, the Foundation recently announced a new strategic focus on early childhood, and is now advancing that goal through a $500,000 gift to support Teachers College’s Rita Gold Early Childhood Center.
“Early childhood is a critically important period in which to maximize the power of education,” said Bill Rueckert, the Foundation’s President, who also serves as Co-Chair of TC’s Board of Trustees. “We are proud to support TC, which is among the nation’s leading preparers of pre-K teachers, researchers and policy experts, and the Gold Center, which is considered one of the finest facilities of its kind.”
Professor of Education Susan Recchia, a renowned early child specialist who serves as Rita Gold’s Faculty Director, says the gift will support the kind of human exchanges that make the Center unique.