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Every child deserves a strong start in life

The foundation we provide for children in the early years shapes their future and the future of our communities. We have to get it right.

Early experiences during the prenatal period and first three years after birth shape brain development and the development of all other systems in the body—with substantial effects on learning, behavior, and physical and mental health.

Parents play the lead role in their child’s healthy development, but all parents are stretched in the earliest months and years of their child’s life.

When we support them in their earliest years, infants grow into healthy kids who are confident, empathetic and ready for school and life—and our communities, workforce and economy become stronger and more productive.

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