New in July from Gift Connect: Recent Kenya Event, Vroom Partnership, Lullaby Playlist 

The development of the child during the first three years after birth is unequaled in intensity and importance by any period that precedes or follows in the whole life of the child. - Maria Montessori. Become enlightened. Image of mother and young child doing art project

Birth to Three Ambassador, Stellar Mengele, Leads Successful Training Program

On May 20, 2023, GIFT CONNECT Ambassador, Stellar, conducted a training session with over 1,000 parents and over 1,000 children under the age of five. Everyone left the training feeling empowered by the Birth to Three Movement.

Ambassador - Stellar Mengele leads successful training session in Kenya image.

“We’ve learned and grown in parenting from the training; I learned to play with my child, who can now count 1-3, and ABC because I am talking and reading with her. I’ve trained other women and look forward to bringing them for the next training.”

– Event Attendee


CONNECT Conversations with Libby Doggett

The first five years of life can impact a person forever. That is why Libby Doggett has devoted 40 + years of her life to improving early learning programs. Listen in and learn more about Libby’s work.

Gift Connect Podcast - Connect Conversations with Libby Doggett image

Looking for Lullabies to Play and Sing with Your Child?

Check out this recent playlist from Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project. With 16 songs to listen to, you’re sure to laugh, dance, sing, and bond with your baby.

Ambassador - image of young children engaging in play image
What percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 3?

“Service is inside all of us. The human spirit believes in helping others.”

– Sam Beard, GIFT CONNECT Founder

Make a Donation

We are dedicated to promoting awareness, advocacy, and action around the importance of early childhood development and education, and to working collaboratively toward a future in which all children have the opportunity to thrive.