More than one million new neural connections are formed each second during the first several years of a child’s life, when positive experiences like high-quality early childhood education set the foundation for long-term benefits in education, health, and employment.
Child care and early learning access gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to go to work every day and contribute to Georgia’s economy, while their children are gaining skills that will prepare them for school success, and later, Georgia’s workforce.
Children who receive high-quality early education are more likely to enter the workforce more equipped, and ready to be productive, contributing members of society.
Early relationships and experiences help shape babies’ brain architecture and set the foundation for future learning. Communities play an important role in improving outcomes for children and families.