Why Start Early?

Early Development & Learning

Early Development

The most critical years in a child's development are from birth to four years old, because brain development is at its peak. During this period, it’s imperative that we surround our children with the right resources at school and at home to get them started down the path to success.  

Early Learning

By investing in quality early child care and learning settings, our children will be on a pathway toward the skill set they need to be productive and successful in tomorrow’s workforce. Learn more from the Heckman Equation

Early childhood matters because experiences early in life have a lasting impact on later learning, behavior, and health. Starting ahead is better than catching up.

JUMP! Start Early. Dream Big.

For further information about the importance of starting early, brain architecture and development, early development and early learning visit these sources:

Parenting Resources

Parenting Resources

Our partner Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge has provided us with a “Parents as Teachers” program, custom-tailored to fit the needs of our community. This program promotes early development and learning for all children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. Learn more about the Parents as Teachers program and it's three decades of success.

It’s up to parents or guardians to mirror the atmosphere your child encounters in school at home. Learn more about the importance of effective parenting and a positive home life for development in all children.