In fact, at United Way, we believe you can’t start early enough. That’s why we say cradle to career, and we mean it.
The early years are essential to develop the emotional and learning skills that help children succeed in school and life. Promoting and developing these skills, while strengthening and supporting family stability, are critical to improving long-term outcomes for students and their families.
These foundational skills are not only important for a successful transition to school, but for later academic achievement and social adjustment as well. Unfortunately, many young children are not developing strong levels of these skills, and that’s where United Way comes in.