Between birth and age three, brain development is at its peak. Experiences, interactions, and level of ambient stress all play an important role in how a child’s brain forms for future success. While not fully developed, the brain at this stage in life is a platform from which a person is prepared (or not) to cope with adversity, pursue achievements, maintain healthy relationships, and become self-sufficient.
That’s why early childhood education is a priority for us. We’re strong supporters of all children receiving an equal opportunity to prepare for life, right from the start. CT Voices for Children, and Liberty Bank Foundation partner, recently presented its legislative agenda in March, which seeks to strengthen access to and affordability of child care across the state. read the agenda
A Harvard University study reinforces the significance of early childhood brain development and its ability to support or deter an adult’s ability to be a contributing member of society. Perhaps the most important theme in Harvard’s “8 Things to Remember about Child Development” is that a child’s brain does not develop in a vacuum; in every case, interactions and relationships (or lack of) with parents or caregivers are pivotal. Here is what the study concluded:
We’re also supporters of nonprofit educational programs for older children that build knowledge and skills, which allow them to confidently find their place in the world. Thanks, partners. You do the work. We’re so proud.