Your Gift Makes a Difference


Through the collaboration of experts from the fields of child development, medicine, psychology, neuroscience and education, the Children's Learning Institute is working to ensure every child is equipped to learn and able to excel.


The implementation of our research sets us apart. And the results?


It's a hug from a high school senior who learned special techniques to manage his dyslexia and achieve his dream of going to college.


It's the pride on a mother's face when she is able to recognize and respond to her baby's signals.


It's analyzing brain scans, so we can one day help parents make the difficult decision about in utero surgery to repair spinal lesions.


It's giving teachers the tools and support they need to put their student on the path to academic success.


At the Children's Learning Institute, our research, school-and home-based programs and clinical services are creating a brighter future - one child, one family, one teacher and one community at a time.


Every year, philanthropic income impacts the Children's Learning Institute, helping us to continue to be leaders in research, education and patient care. Here are some ways you can help us achieve our mission:

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Children's Learning Institute Excellence Fund


Giving to the Excellence Fund supplies flexible financial support to the Children’s Learning Institute, allowing the institute to further its many programs, initiatives and research in support of its mission to create a quality learning environment for all children through classroom curriculum, teacher mentoring, clinical programs and applied research.


Dan L. Duncan Children's Neurodevelopmental Clinic Scholarship Fund


This fund was established so all families, regardless of their economic status, could have the opportunity to provide their child with a sound educational future. Gifts to this scholarship fund are used to assist families in covering the costs associated with their clinical assessment and evaluation.


Reach Out and Read


Reach Out and Read is a national pediatric literacy program dedicated to making early literacy a standard part of pediatric primary healthcare. Reach Out and Read prepares America's youngest children to succeed by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Annually, the Texas branch of Reach Out and Read serves more than 400,000 children in the state.


Texas School Ready Project Fund


The Texas School Ready Project improves at-risk three- and four-year-olds’ school readiness through implementation of a state-approved, research-based curriculum, child progress monitoring to inform instruction, and ongoing professional development and mentoring for teachers. Since its inception in 2003, the Texas School Ready Project has served more than 500,000 at-risk children across Texas. Gifts to the fund will be used to expand the number of classrooms participating in the project.


For more information about making a donation with the Children's Learning Institute, please contact Karyn Ullman, Director of Development, at (713) 500-3746 or