Liftoff’s virtual and in-person ‘Learning Network’ events feature policy and community change efforts, emerging research, and county-level convening on early childhood topics.

  • Liftoff’s Signature Fall Event

    This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

    ‘No Small Matter’ Screening & Discussion No Small Matter is grounded in the idea that early care and education is deeply personal — after all, we’ve all either had a child, known a child, or been a child! But on a broader scale, the return on investment for high quality early learning has ripple effects […]

  • Liftoff Lunch & Learn

    This report was commissioned by Liftoff.

    Connecting the Brain to the Rest of the Body We know that the foundations of lifelong health are built early. But we don’t often discuss the considerable effects on both short- and long-term outcomes in physical and mental health and learning.  Featured speaker, Dr. Tariq Khan shares why these early moments matter and highlights Harvard […]

  • Liftoff Launches in Western New York

    Our children deserve every opportunity to succeed. Unified by this belief, early childhood funders across Western New York have joined forces to form Liftoff, which was publicly launched in the summer of 2018 at press conferences in Erie and Chautauqua counties, to work with existing community organizations and networks to ensure that, by the time […]