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Amplifying the Importance of Birth to Three

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About Gift Connect

Every second, a child’s brain forms over one million new neural connections. We’re on a mission to fix the underinvestment in developmental resources for children from birth to age three, ensuring every child gets the best start in life.

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What We Do

Programs

Advocacy Network

Resources

Our Philosophy

Loving connections between children and their caregivers are the foundation for healthy brain development

Practice the 6 Loving Habits:

Speak. Sing. Read. Play. Count. Serve & Return.

Speak.

Sing.

Read.

Play.

Count.

Serve & Return.

Podcast

Connect Conversations

Want to learn why birth to three is so important and how to build your child’s brain capacity? From experts in science, policy, and programming, CONNECT Conversations is the podcast for all things birth to three.

Understanding and acting on the proven science of Birth to 3 will be transformational for America and around the world. Without investing in and focusing on development during the critical years of birth to 3: We can’t transform education. We can’t reverse poverty.  We can’t build the desired 21st century workforce. We can’t deliver limitless potential to every baby.

Sam Beard, Founder & President

@giftconnectorg

Latest News

The Power of Play: Unlocking Creativity and Fostering Development from Birth to Three

The Power of Play: Unlocking Creativity and Fostering Development from Birth to Three

Jun 10, 20243 min read

From birth to age 3, infants and toddlers experience the most rapid physical, cognitive, and emotional development of their lives. ​​When children play, they constantly explore and learn new things,…

Celebrating Birth to Three Learning at GIFT CONNECT Music Fest on June 3

Celebrating Birth to Three Learning at GIFT CONNECT Music Fest on June 3

May 31, 20244 min read

Please join the GIFT CONNECT team for an unforgettable afternoon of music and creativity on June 3, 2024, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Wilmington Public Library in Wilmington, DE.…

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Bringing the Power of Music to Parents & Caregivers in Delaware

Apr 15, 20243 min read

Building a strong connection with your baby is a fundamental aspect of your child’s growth and development. A close relationship creates a safe and nurturing environment that fosters their emotional…