By age 3, a baby’s brain has reached 80% of its adult size. The quality of experiences during the first 1,000 days of life establishes either a strong or fragile foundation for everything that follows.
Children benefit from a healthy, stable environment, with parents who are employed, can provide safe housing and adequate nutrition, and have access to reliable transportation.Read More
A baby has a better chance if his or her mother has quality medical care during her pregnancy. After birth, the child’s access to proper care can ensure continued mental and physical health.Read More
Children must be protected from trauma, neglect, abuse, and violence in all forms. Children who have experienced trauma benefit greatly from counseling and other forms of healing.Read More
When children are encouraged to explore in a safe and supportive home environment and a nurturing child care setting, they experience long-term benefits in the classroom.Read More