Ensuring all children birth to age 5 to have access to high-quality learning environments
The first five years of life are the most significant for brain development. The pathways for cognitive, linguistic and behavioral functions created during these years are the basis for long-term success in school and life. This development is heavily influenced by the environment and adult relationships that surround a child. Research has shown that nurturing, engaged, developmentally appropriate adult-child interactions in the early years are critical for a child’s future success.
We believe every child should have high-quality learning experiences at home, in the classroom and in the community so that they can grow up to be happy, healthy, successful adults. Our early childhood investments prioritize data-driven organizations, programs and initiatives that increase access to transformational early childhood learning for all children. We also recognize that families are a child’s first and most impactful teachers, and seek to support their role through investments in parent-centered educational and economic opportunities.