Emotional well-being and social competence provide a strong foundation for emerging cognitive abilities, and together they are the bricks and mortar of brain architecture. The emotional and physical health, social skills, and cognitive-linguistic capacities that emerge in the early years are all important for success in school, the workplace, and in the larger community
Key Concepts in Brain Architecture, The Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University
The value of a healthy start cannot be overestimated. Decades of research on human development indicate that solid investment in the earliest ages and stages of a child’s life is the most proactive, efficient and effective way to support a lifetime of well being. As any builder knows, the foundation determines the strength and durability of the structure. The same is true for early childhood development.
We are a research-driven collaborative that cares about supporting the core pillars of a healthy start. TFK Coalition focuses on preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) which have a lifelong impact on a person's health and well-being.