Children need an environment that is both safe and nurturing in order to thrive. Research shows children with low levels of one-on-one interaction fall measurably behind by 18 months. Further, those who do not receive support in early learning skills at home are often not ready for kindergarten, and their poor school performance continues with them. Ultimately, this affects high school graduation rates and their ability to be productive in the workforce.
When children develop to their highest potential, the community benefits from improved economic, civic, and health outcomes. By giving parents the tools to not only keep their children safe but support their healthy development, our entire community will build stronger families with thriving children.