What We Do
From a Scientific Perspective
The science is clear: the first three to five years of life set the tone for a child’s future, making it a time of huge opportunity…or great risk.
In the first three years of life, more than one million neural connections are formed each second.
From a Societal Perspective
A lack of early childhood education in underserved communities is causing a dramatic increase in poverty, incarceration, and the lack of a qualified workforce.
Through our grassroots advocacy efforts, we are working directly with parents and caregivers to educate and empower them with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to help their children thrive.
Using the power of collaboration, we are engaging and activating a GIFT CONNECT Advisory and Advocacy Board to increase awareness and resources for Early Childhood Development.
Edutainment is a form of educational instruction explicitly designed to make learning a more enjoyable experience. We create educational and entertaining songs about early childhood development and the loving habits.
Six loving habits to connect with children from birth to three
Our six loving habits are simple ways to support early childhood development, when children’s brains are developing most rapidly. We provide a wealth of information on how to put these habits into practice, whether you’re looking for tips on reading to a child, creating a bedtime routine, or finding new ways to play.
The more a child is exposed to language, the more neural connections are formed in the areas of the brain responsible for language processing.
When you sing to your child, they are exposed to new sounds, rhythms, and patterns. Singing is a great way to spend quality time with your child and build a strong bond.
When you read to your child, they are exposed to new words, sounds, and concepts. This helps to create new neural connections in the brain and recognize letters and words.
When children play, they are constantly exploring and learning new things which helps develop cognitive skills, such as problem-solving, creativity, and imagination.
Counting with a child is a great way to help them learn about patterns and sequences.
In a serve-and-return interaction, the child initiates the interaction by making some kind of gesture or vocalization. The caregiver then responds to the child’s initiation, and the interaction continues back and forth.