Investing in the First 5 Years of a Child's Life: A Community Call to Action

Research shows that a child’s brain develops most dramatically during the first five years - providing an unprecedented opportunity to shape the thinking, learning, development, and health of a child.

When investments are made in a child’s earliest years, children are put on a trajectory to become successful in school and successful in life. This, in turn, benefits communities as a whole – with research continuing to show that for every $1.00 invested in a child’s life before age six, over $7.00 of community benefit is given back to all of us.

Learn more about the critical need for investments in early childhood and FIRST 5’s commitment to investing in the wellbeing of our youngest children.