The foundation for lifelong health and success begins during pregnancy and the earliest years of life, with 90% of brain development occurring over a child's first three years. Secure attachment through responsive, caring interactions with adults is critical for healthy development. The lack of responsive relationships - or the presence of prolonged stress in a young child's life - can have lifelong impacts on cognitive and social growth.
Too many children lack the secure relationships and early learning opportunities necessary for optimal development. By working together, we ensure that every child has the best chance to succeed in life.
Every Child Thrives' partners use data to drive decisions and align resources to support what works. Collectively, we hold ourselves accountable for "moving the needle" on the following priority indicators:
|Indicator||Current State||2022 Goal|
Total # of Abuse/Neglect Cases requiring Child Protective Services Intervention to Protect Child Safety
% Kindergarten Students with Literacy Skills Needed for School Success
|Economically Disadvantaged Students||86%||95%|
% Kindergarten Students with Social and Emotional Skills Need for School Success
|Economically Disadvantaged Students||TBD||TBD|
% K through 3rd Graders Attending at Least 170 Days/Year
% 3rd Graders Reading Proficiently
|Economically Disadvantaged Students||24%||75%|
In early 2018, Every Child Thrives was recognized as a national Campaign for Grade Level Reading community. Please click here to download a copy of our Grade Level Reading Community Solutions Action Plan.