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Research

Research shows that supporting quality learning experiences during the early years has a large impact on the future success of those children, in school and in life.

Investment in the early years saves money in the future and strengthens our community’s future economic position.

Impact on young brains

Experiences during the first few years of life—good and
bad—shape the architecture of the developing brain, directly
impacting a child’s future capabilities as a student and beyond.

Early investment = future savings

Investment in the early years saves money in the future and
strengthens our community’s future economic position.

Support parents

Parents are a child’s first and most influential teacher. We must
continue to support parents and families in this critical role.

A well-rounded approach

An early childhood system includes comprehensive health services,
quality early care and education opportunities, family support
services, and when necessary, early intervention services. These
components must work together so all children get a smart start.

Working partnerships

Public-Private partnerships are necessary in order to achieve an
early childhood system that works for young children and their
families.

quality early education

Your support helps us give central Oklahoma’s children the best chance to succeed in school and in life.