Birth to three years old is the peak age for brain development and learning. In fact, with 700 new neural connections forming every second, the first three years of life are the most crucial time for developing critical brain functions such as hearing, language and cognition.
Rally4Babies: Learning Happens from the Start is a national virtual baby rally that will mobilize people across the country to demand that early learning investments begin during these very important years of development.
The rally is being held in conjunction with the Strong Start for Children coalition in an effort to get people talking about the importance of early learning birth to five. Parents and experts in the early childhood field across the country are urging President Obama and Congress to expand early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers, as well as young children in preschool.
Join the Rally4Babies on Monday, July 8 at 2:00pm EST to show your support for our youngest children. The event will be hosted online at Google Hangout on Air, and details and updates are being posted on www.rally4babies.org.
Connect live with keynote speakers, including Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, Jennifer Garner, actor and Save the Children artist ambassador, Laurie Berkner, children’s musician, Alma Powell, Chair of the Board of America’s Promise Alliance, as well as parents and leaders in the early childhood learning field. The rally will be hosted by journalist Soledad O’Brien. It is going to be a fantastic event that you can join from the comfort of your office or home.
When infants and toddlers get a strong start, our nation prospers. Learning happens from the start and so should our investments in children.