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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

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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

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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

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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…

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Brain Science and the Role of Parents & Caregivers in Early Childhood Development

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Early childhood is a time of profound growth and development, where young minds are shaped in ways that set the stage for a lifetime of learning and cognitive abilities. The…

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Nurturing Minds and Hearts: The Importance of Loving Habits for Children from Birth to Age Three

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The first few years of a child’s life are nothing short of miraculous. It’s a period filled with rapid growth, exploration, and wonder, and it also lays the foundation for…

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New in January from Gift Connect: New Website, Bee Smart Program, and more.

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New Year, New Website Happy 2024! We’re starting off the New Year with a brand new website. The updated site features refreshed navigation that simplifies our mission into “Who We…

Investing in Our Future: Early Childhood Development Funding in the U.S. and Globally

Investing in Our Future: Early Childhood Development Funding in the U.S. and Globally

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Introduction Early childhood development is essential to creating a thriving society. The experiences and opportunities children receive during their early years have a profound impact on their lifelong well-being and…

New in October from Gift Connect: Advocacy in Houston, Carnegie Lullaby Partnership, and more.

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Advocacy at the National Urban League National Conference Sam recently attended the National Urban League National Conference in Houston, TX. He met with more than 60 national, state, and local…

New in September from Gift Connect: Program Updates, Vroom Partnership, and more.

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GIFT CONNECT is officially a Vroom partner! Vroom is a free app with science-based tips and tools to help parents and caregivers give children a great start in life today…

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

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

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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…

Speak. Sing. Read. Play. Serve and Return. The loving habits to do with your child. Find Inspiration. Image of father and daughter reading together.

New in June from Gift Connect: Wasatch Bank Economic Summit, Podcast with Stellar, Lullaby Playlist 

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GIFT CONNECT Founder, Sam Beard, Attends 2023 Zions Bank Wasatch Bank Economic Summit Sam recently traveled to Utah to explore collaboration possibilities and community connections with people and businesses that…

Amplifying the importance of birth to three development through the powerof music, technology and collaboration. Get inspired. Email Header image with mother and baby doing yoga.

New in May from GIFT CONNECT: April Kenya event, Latest Podcast, Brain Science Video

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Birth to Three Ambassador, Stellar Mengele, Leads Church Champions Program Event in Kenya On April 10, 2023, over 200 caregivers with over 500 children, church leaders, Mutanda Dispensary health officials,…

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