those first 2000 days

early childhood education is critical to future success

The advocates for early childhood education may surprise you. Admirals and generals, big corporations, small businesses, and law enforcement professionals are leading the way. They see the bigger picture because they’re feeling the impact. Too many kids are growing up without the skills they need to serve their country, maintain good jobs and stay away from illegal activities. Evidence has proven that the first 2000 days is where the solution sits.

The human brain is the only organ in the body that is not fully developed at birth. The first five years of a child’s life is when the brain establishes it’s foundation for understanding how life works. We’re not just talking about a love of learning that helps them be successful in school. This is when they learn how to interact with other people, recognize boundaries, govern their emotions, communicate, collaborate and problem solve. This is when your child’s self-esteem is first determined – a lack of self-worth can debilitate a person for life.

We encourage you to advocate for early childhood education as a matter of a national security, economic prosperity and safer communities. Here are some facts to consider:

Birth To Five

Did You Know?

Nobel Laureate James Heckman’s research proves that money spent on early childhood development – from prenatal care through age five – has the bestreturn on investment in helping human beings become healthy, capable and self-sustaining.

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