Early Childhood Development
Early childhood experiences and environments can greatly affect health, well into adulthood. RWJF supports initiatives to help schools, families and communities provide children the best foundation for a healthy, productive life.
The Commission to Build a Healthier America identified investments in early childhood as a major strategy to improve America’s health that extend beyond medical care.
Child First, an innovative home-visit program in Connecticut, is designed to stabilize families, connect them with social services, and help develop and support nurturing, responsive caregivers.
We have a disconnect in our nation—we talk a good game of recognizing that kids and communities are important, but fail to invest our resources to create choice and opportunity for everyone.