Why the First 1,000 Days Are Critical to Lifelong Success

In 2018, the District of Columbia adopted a legislative blueprint to give every child a strong start, beginning at birth. The Birth-to-Three for All DC Act of 2018 advances policies to promote early childhood health and education in the District.

This legislation will improve school readiness, strengthen the quality of early education, raise compensation to support a skilled early education workforce, make child care more affordable, expand home visiting and community resource navigation, and provide better social-emotional health and coordinated medical services for young children and families. This fact sheet explains why a focus on the first three years of life is so important.

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Why the First 1,000 Days are Critical to Lifelong Success