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Common Approaches in the Pipeline: Building Brains

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Save the Children

The first years of a child’s life are the most crucial years in their development—90% of brain development takes place before the age of five. Children who do not receive adequate care during these important years are more likely to struggle later in life and will have a harder time fulfilling their potential. Despite this knowledge, a gap remains in programming for children from birth until the age of three, where most programming fails to support the cognitive development through early learning and responsive care.

To better support early learning and responsive care for children from birth to three, Save the Children is in the process of developing the Building Brains Common Approach to be endorsed in the fourth quarter of 2018. Read more about the Approach within this brief.

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