Early Childhood Learning: Building Blocks for Success
Early childhood learning, health and well-being are in every sense building blocks for our nation’s future. New science on child development points to the lifelong importance of early experiences, relationships and opportunities in building the “architecture of the brain” and creating the foundation for later health and social and emotional well-being. Children’s earliest experiences – with their families and in their neighborhoods – establish the foundation for future success. In turn, parents’ and caregivers’ abilities to provide the best possible experiences for young children are influenced by the communities in which they live.