Early Childhood


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Educate yourself and others in the community by reviewing and sharing resources.

Read the Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit

Read the Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit to learn more about strategies to improve early childhood programs.

Watch “Two Lives of Jasmine”

Watch the video “Two Lives of Jasmine.

Explore the Research

Explore research on the outcomes of early childhood development programs, such as the Abecedarian Project or HighScope Perry Preschool Study.

Connect Through Social Media

Share what you learn with your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues — both face-to-face and through social media. Here are some social media suggestions:

  • 90% of brain development occurs before the age of 5.
  • Learn more about the importance of early development on lifelong health.
  • Every $1 invested in early childhood returns $3-$17 of benefit for society, yet state investment nationwide is down.
  • The impact of early childhood development goes far beyond the playground or schoolyard – check out what you can do to help.
  • To help all children reach their full potential, we must improve the accessibility and quality of early childhood programs in STL.

Host a book club

Host a book club or discussion session with family, friends, co-workers, or members of your religious, social, or civic organization about the For the Sake of All Report, Policy Briefs, and Discussion Guides and Action Toolkits.