As early as nine months of age, infants born into poverty score lower on cognitive development tests than their more affluent peers. This disparity triples by the age of two. By age five, less than half of children growing up in families that are low income are ready for school compared to 75% of children raised in high income families. This is preventable.
Motivated by the research that points to the powerful role that parents and caregivers play in enhancing children’s foundational brain development, our work focuses on supporting their efforts.