Early Child Development


What children experience during the early years sets a critical foundation for their entire life course. These experiences shape early child development - including health/physical, social/emotional, and language/cognitive domains, - which in turn strongly influences basic learning, school success, economic participation, social gains and health throughout life.  Research has shown that half of a person’s intelligence potential is developed by age four and that early childhood interventions can have a lasting effect on intellectual capacity, and personality social behaviors. During early childhood, especially the first three years, the brain undergoes it’s most dramatic growth and development. By the second year of life the brain of a child is 70% of an adult brain and by six years of age it reaches 90% of its adult weight and size. Moreover, by the end of six years the brain of the child has developed maximum connections, more than an individual will require in a lifetime.

When girls are safe, healthy, and empowered, they are forces for positive change in the world. https://t.co/KIwsWUFOip via @unfoundation
Learn more about assistive technology and how it can be used to benefit teachers and students. https://t.co/7idUx4Hz48 via @CTDInstitute
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Over the past 25 years, @JNJCares has created programs that help everyone from grade schoolers to women in #STEM. https://t.co/ferZoBYjJ2
Thank you @bread4theworld for the great Twitter chat! It was wonderful to connect with so many great orgs working to #endhunger.
Let us know if you have any questions we can answer about our work! #endhunger https://t.co/HOVgbOB2uD
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A4: Food insecurity is a multi-sector problem, exacerbated by conflict, poverty, inadequate infrastructure and more… https://t.co/ckm0ScBlFT
A3: Some key challenges to #EndHunger by 2030 are population growth, water scarcity, and unequal access to food. https://t.co/9gQDTMegsJ