From birth to age 5, a child learns faster than at any other time in his or her life.
A child’s experiences from birth to age 5 create the necessary brain connections essential for all future learning.
This learning journey begins long before a child enters the schoolhouse doors. It starts at home! Parents and caregivers are children’s first and most influential teachers. Reading, talking and purposeful play with a child beginning at birth provides the necessary experiences to help their minds grow strong and bright, shaping language, literacy, math, and social and emotional skills.
But families aren’t alone! Families, schools, communities, what you do during a child’s earliest years matters. Give every child the opportunity to obtain the lifelong advantages of literacy and learning.