Invest in the First Five Years of Life
The First Five Years of Life is a great organisation that helps some families which are in poor conditions. It does support some parents who are from low-income families in order to help them ensure their children to get better first five years.
Early education programs do not supplant parents, but support them as their children first and most important teacher. The sad reality is that many low-income parents grew up in poverty and may not have the tools to support their childs education. Evidence-based programs coach low-income parents on how to best support their children education at school and at home starting before the child is born. Only by supporting the family can we narrow the achievement gap and break the cycle of poverty.
The First Five Years Fund
Therefore, we do need funds from diverse organizations to help some families which are in poor conditions. Investing in the early years is now understood to be one of the most effective strategies available to governments for reducing inter-generational disadvantage, building human capability and creating a fairer society.
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