First 2000 Days

The human brain is one of few organs that is not fully developed at birth. During the first 2000 days of a child’s life - from birth to kindergarten - the brain is forming, creating a foundation for all future learning.

The First 2000 Days is an initiative of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation to raise awareness about how the early childhood years create a lasting impact on later learning, health and success.

Investment in early child development yields:

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