Our children are our future. A child's early experiences help to lay the foundation for the rest of their lives, and quality early childhood experiences give children the best shot at a bright future. That is why we created Bold Beginning! Anyone with a young child in their life can access resources, tips, and services through Bold Beginning! that help their little loved one live up to his or her full potential.
Why is Early Childhood information so important?
The first 5 years involve some of the most miraculous moments in a child's life. The first smile, first steps, first words all catch our hearts. Children watch us intently and learn from everything they see and experience. For them, education begins at birth and those early lessons have lifelong impacts.
The best chance for a successful future.
Brain development within the first five years of life is critical to a child's successful future. Vocabulary at 2-years-old predicts academic and behavioral performance in kindergarten; while kindergarten skills predict reading and math achievement, as well as college attendance, earnings at age 27, and likelihood of home ownership.