Why Early Childhood Matters

The early years are critical for a child’s healthy development, and investing in quality early childhood programs benefits kids, families, communities and our state.

Find out why early childhood is the most critical period of brain development with lifelong impact on health, learning and future success

Consider the ROI in quality programs for young children and why early childhood is one of the best investments a state can make

Dig deeper into the science and study of early childhood

Explore data and statistics relevant to early childhood on national, state and local levels