Who we are now is shaped in the first six years of our life: one million neural connections form every second at that age. By the time children start school, 90% of their brain is already fully developed.
Day by day, the brain is built through early relationships, experiences and opportunities for learning. These have a proven impact on children’s health, education and livelihoods for the rest of their life. Economists show us that supporting early childhood development is the best investment we can make in our children’s future.