Why are the first 1,000 days important?
Every child has the right to the best start in life, which paves the way for healthy development and learning. A poor start, however, can have life-long consequences.
All families with young children need support, with the development of children closely tied to the well-being of their parents. For the most disadvantaged children, interventions must start in the earliest months of life if they are to meet their many interconnected needs.