700 New Neural Connections Created Per Second in the Earliest Years of Life
At 18 months Vocabulary Disparities Start to Appear
90 – 100% Chance of Developmental Delays When Young Children Experience 6 – 7 Risk Factors
3:1—The Odds of Adult Heart Disease After 7 – 8 Adverse Childhood Experiences
$4 – $9 – Returned for Every Dollar Invested in Early Childhood Programs
These numbers are from ReadyNation.org whose mission is to amplify the voice of business leaders in support of early childhood policies that strengthen our economy and workforce. ReadyNation was originally created in 2006 by The Pew Charitable Trusts and a dozen other funders, then called the Partnership for America’s Economic Success. On January 1, 2012, it transitioned to the America’s Promise Alliance, and in February 2012, changed its name to ReadyNation.
The neuroscientific research on the early brain is one of the most compelling bodies of evidence for investing in young children. Conveying this message broadly is critical to building support for early childhood policies and programs. We will continue to post more information from ReadyNation.org on this blog, this is the information to take to your legislatures as we here in California fight for the budget.
These stats are courtesy of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, from ReadyNation.org