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About Divine Endowments
Our Mission:

Expanding access to early childhood education for low to middle class
economically self-sufficient families, impacting the crucial first five
developmental years of a child’s life.

Our Vision: 

Our vision is of a community, a state, a nation, and a world where potential is
maximized, and every child receives a curriculum rich, premium early childhood
education no matter their family's financial status.

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"First Five" symbolizes the critical First Five developmental years of a child’s life which is crucial in building a foundation for literacy and life-long learning through the development of key mind and developmental components. During this time, a child’s mind and body develops at a phenomenal pace that is unequaled to any other time of their life affecting a child’s academic success and achievement years later and throughout their lifetime. Research shows that it is during this time, the brain undergoes its most dramatic growth with 90 percent of development taking place. 

​Building foundations that create endless possibilities.

"Bridging the Gap" is the driving force behind Divine Endowments, Inc. and is based on the non-existence of funding or subsidy programs for economically self-sufficient households due to income levels. Our ability to Bridge the Gap allows client funding to be met with organizational funding so that attendance at a curriculum rich, premium early childhood development and educational facility becomes a reality; an opportunity which every child should be afforded.

"Let's do what works, and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind. Let's give our kids that chance." 
-Barack Obama

Divine Endowments, Inc. is a nonprofit organization built on research and studies, which have found that the once in a life time First Five years of a child’s life is crucial in building a foundation for literacy and life-long learning through the development of key mind and developmental components. Divine Endowments, Inc. addresses funding challenges head on by Bridging the Gap and opening up opportunities for early childhood development and education through a partnership of commitment between a parent, the organization and qualified early childhood development and educational facilities.  This partnership is supported by the shared desire of all parties for a strong early childhood development and educational foundation. 

The financial status of a child’s family should not predetermine or limit educational opportunities.​























Divine Endowments, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended and is not for profit.



The need...

  • Fewer than 3 out of 10 4-year -olds are enrolled in a high quality preschool programs.
  • Fewer than 5% of infants and toddlers have access to early childhood head start.

The U.S. Department of Education​

  • Each year, about 4 million children enter kindergarten in the United States. All parents hope their child will start school ready for success. And many parents turn that hope into action, seeking out supportive and high-quality early learning opportunities. Unfortunately, not every parent finds those opportunities, and access differs based on geography, race and income.

Matter of Equity: Preschool in America
The U.S. Department of Education
 The benefit...

  • Every dollar invested in quality early childhood education pays dividends to children, families and taxpayers for the life of the child through better education, health and social outcomes, as well as reduced needs for social spending.

First Five Year Fund

  • Children in quality preschool programs are less likely to repeat grades or need special education.

The Abecedarian Project

  • Research shows that providing a high quality education for children before they turn five yields significant long-term benefits.

National Education Association

  •  Research also suggests that expanding early learning – including high-quality preschool – provides society with a return on investment of $8.60 for every $1 spent.​

Matter of Equity: Preschool in America
The U.S. Department of Education
Divine Endowments
10221 Krause Road, # 2158
Chesterfield, Virginia  23832
(804) 307-6710