Early years care and education

Why this matters

Science shows that the early years are the start of long-term learning, health, and well-being.

Up to 90% of a child’s brain development takes place between birth and the age of 5. That development rate is never matched again in a person’s life.

Investment in the early years saves lives, promotes social equity and generates long-term economic returns.

When we get early years provision right, we can transform people’s life chances in terms of health, employment and their wider contribution to their community.

And it is well proven that early years interventions help narrow the wide gaps that exist between children from higher and lower socioeconomic backgrounds as well as the gender gap between boys and girls.

Half of the world's children go without the quality care and learning they need in the early years.

What we are doing

We are building a movement to end the global education crisis and this starts in the early years.

We broker relationships between diverse stakeholders and support companies to implement environmental, social, and governance (ESG) activities which leverage sustainable impact for children and youth.

Our work is direct at achieving our mission: ensuring all young people have the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future.

An active coalition for change

We work with a company’s internal social responsibility, development, ESG, and impact teams to develop strategies and programs.

If you’re interested in supporting our littlest learners, and their families, then please get in contact.


Example research in the early years

See all resources