#MAMA call to action! Save The Children #InvestInChildhood initiative needs our help!!
Did you know that the first five years of a child’s life are critical for building the foundation for success – in school and in life? And without this foundation, a child’s future can be severely compromised? Here’s why. A child’s brain is already 90 percent developed by the time they reach 5 years old. During this time, if children do not have caring individuals reading, talking and playing with them regularly; access to quality preschool that enhances these skills; and social and emotional development to help them understand how to interact and play with others, they will be behind before they even start. In fact, children living in poverty in the United States and around the world, are not getting the support they need during these early stages of development.
Today in the United States, one in five children lives in poverty. Many of these children do not have a single book in the home. Without access to high-quality early learning programs, these children are starting school up to 18 months developmentally behind their peers – and many never catch up.
It is Save the Children’s mission to change this. This September, Save the Children is dedicated to inspiring people to #InvestInChildhood and raise critical support for children in need to receive the early education, first books and quality preschool they need to succeed.
You can help, too. Join us and #InvestInChildhood to provide children in need with the early learning essentials for a bright future. Together, we can help ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
A strong start is a child’s best chance for a successful future. Let’s invest in childhood today – giving children the best chance for a better tomorrow. Visit SavetheChildren.org/Childhood to learn more.