Supporting the importance of Brain Growth & Development

This organization was founded to be a catalyst for dramatic change in child health, education, and beyond, to produce better outcomes, broader opportunities, bolder collaborations and, ultimately, transformational culture shifts that facilitate success, not just of this generation of young people and their families but for the next.

Science is telling us that better outcomes for very young children facing adversity can be achieved by strengthening caregiver-child relationships, building core skills in parents, and reducing stresses on families. This new center is a powerful platform for making those scientific insights actionable, informing new, state-level investments that produce greater impact at scale.

We build bridges of understanding between the visionary research community and those who are caring for and mentoring children. Our focus is the caregiver. By helping those who care for children become more knowledgeable, sensitive, and empathic, we Touch the Future of every child they meet.

The mission of the Child Development Institute is to become the “go to” site for parents for information, products and services related to child development, psychology, health, parenting, learning, media, entertainment, family activities as well as to connect with other parents, professional experts organizations and other useful websites.

Defending the Early Years (DEY) is a non-profit organization working for a just, equitable, and quality early childhood education for every young child. DEY publishes reports, makes mini-documentaries, issues position statements, advocates on policy, and provides early childhood educators and advocates with valuable resources.

The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers is committed to advancing promising policies and programs that ensure every parent has the support they need to give their children a strong start in life.  A child’s brain develops faster from birth to age three than at any other period in life, building the foundation for all future learning, behavior and health.

The period from prenatal development to age three (PN-3) is the most sensitive period for the developing brain and body. Limited exposure to adversity and the presence of safe, stable, loving relationships are the keys to healthy early development.