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Supporting Early Childhood Development
The Women’s Leadership Initiative unites women to prepare today’s children to be tomorrow’s leaders.
The early years are vital to a child’s development. During that time, critical brain development is occurring and the foundations for learning are being set.
A child's school success depends on early learning experiences – long
before s/he even steps foot in school.
Children from low-income
families enter school at a disadvantage - often with less than half the vocabulary of children from high-income families.
Without fully mastering the basic skills early on, children who fall behind cannot hope to master the more complex
subjects of higher grade levels.
Later on, the skills that are necessary in the work force will only continue to build on the skills learned in early childhood.
Children who fall behind in early life will likely never reach their full potential. This is why it's so important that we address problems early! Setting children up for success is ultimately more effective and less costly than waiting until later life.
The solutions are clear:
Best-practice approaches that help families provide safe and stable environments for their children and promote their health and early learning.
High-quality learning environments and health services that are affordable and accessible to families.
A community that works across all sectors to support families and ensure access to information and services.
Join the Women's Leadership Initiative today and help make these solutions a reality!
Learn More About:
For more information about the Women's Leadership Initiative, please contact Beth Tyson - phone: (804) 771-5826.