I want a society where all children can grow and live to their full potential. Because 80% of a child’s brain develops by age 3, building the foundation for success in life, I believe it’s important we ensure that Vermont’s children have quality early experiences. Therefore, I support efforts to build positive, lasting change that will allow all of our children the opportunity to succeed in life.
More than 80% of a child’s brain develops in the first three years of life. Seven hundred new neural connections are formed every second. These connections are formed through the interaction of genes and a baby’s environment and experiences, laying the foundation for all future learning, skill-building, and social-emotional development. Helping our children build strong brains means giving them quality early experiences — starting the day they’re born.