In the first few years of a child’s life, more than one million new neural connections are formed every second through the interaction of genes and a baby’s environment and experiences. These connections build the brain’s foundation upon which all learning, behavior and health depend.
HIGH-QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION
High-quality care and early childhood education services help ensure that even the most at-risk children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn. A large body of research indicates that children who live in poverty and have access to high-quality early education experience cognitive, social-emotional, academic, and health benefits.
Children who attend high-quality early care and learning programs are more likely to read at grade level by third grade, graduate high school, attend college and obtain employment.