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Early Childhood Development

Early Development

The Problem

In 1990, the United States ranked sixth in the world for its level of healthcare and education. In 2018, that ranking dropped to 27th. (Source: The Lancet) Our nation has seen a marked decrease in educational attainment, which is partly the result of reduced and poorly allocated funding and too little emphasis on the early years of a child’s life, specifically ages 0-5. Investment in education begins at birth. Data compiled by the Rauch Foundation found that 85 percent of a person’s brain is fully developed by the time they are five years old. Currently, according to the New York Times, the United States invests about $500 per child aged 0-5, while countries above us in education invest upwards of $25,000 per child aged 0-5.

The Solution

Increasing and optimizing our investment in children aged 0-5 would result in an increased ability to read and do math at grade level, graduate high school, hold a job, form more stable families of their own and ultimately reverse poverty.

We must put a higher priority on quality early childhood programs and education. We can make a difference for all children by helping parents, caregivers, grandparents, pre-school teachers, and all who come into contact with children understand the benefits of talking, singing, reading, playing and, ultimately, connecting with young children. 

Child Development

Our Role

GIFT CONNECT engages leaders and organizations within targeted local communities that are passionate about the role of 0-5 Early Childhood Development in reversing poverty, creating a stronger education system and setting the foundation for a healthier, more sustainable society.

We support and celebrate the work our partners are already doing and collaborate on ways to create and implement 0-5 programming. Further, we are committed to amplifying our partners’ programs, revolutionary science-backed data and behavior change solutions through both traditional and digital media as well as our unique edutainment strategy and the power of music

  • Speak To

  • Talk To Your Baby All The Time

  • Getting up

  • When Cooking And Eating

  • At the grocery store

  • At Bedtime.

  • Play With

  • Virtually anything can be a learning toy

  • Build Puzzles

  • Stack books, boxes and cans

  • Play hide and seek

  • Sing To

  • It's The Emotion And Joy That Counts.

  • Don't Worry About Your Voice.

  • Love And Singing Build Emotional Connection, Self-Confidence, And Compassion.

  • Count With

  • Count everything you see

  • Count blades of grass

  • Count the birds in the trees     

  • Count the clouds in the sky   

  • Read To

  • Builds The Joy Of Learning And Books

  • Read labels on boxes and cans

  • Street & building signs

  • Billboards 

  • Serve & Return

  • Peak A Boo

  • Name Games

  • Follow the leader

  • Sharing toys back and forth

What is 0 to 5?


How It Works

This powerful video explains in more detail the incredible 0 to 5 training principles.


Watch and listen to see real world examples of parents building their children’s cognitive capacity before age 3.

Why is it important

Feature One

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Feature Two

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Feature Three

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Why is 0 to 5 so important from a science perspective?

7 Year Old Molly Wright

This world famous Ted Talk by Molly Wright perfectly demonstrates how powerful and necessary 0 To 5 training is to increasing the cognitive capacity of the worlds’ children.

Reverse Poverty

Issue One: Age 3 - The Determining Factor

"A baby is born. Billions of neural synapses start connecting. One million per second. By the third birthday, the baby needs to have spoken to, sung to, or read to, 25 to 30 million words. After the third birthday, 80% of the baby's cognitive is set. This largely defines the child's ability to succeed in school and career earning levels. For the most part it's hard to catch up after the third birthday." 

Third Birthday

Issue Two: Delaware and the United States - Being Competitive

Issue Two

Our Solution:

To reverse poverty worldwide, CONNECT Universe has created a global strategic plan based on our four proven powers. These are all hard earned by Sam and his team working for eight U.S. Presidents over a 50-year period.

Collaboration

1. The Power Of Collaboration

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Musician

2. The Power Of Music

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Decision Makers

3. The Power Of Opinion Makers

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Technology

4. The Power Of 21st Century Technology

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Why is 0 to5 so important from a society perspective?

Early Childhood Development Program

View this presentation for more information on our Early Childhood Development program focusing on ages 0-5. Download Presentation

Education Program

What can you do as a parent?

How you can work with your child

What Every Parent/Child Caregiver Should Know & Do!

  • Speak To

  • Talk To Your Baby All The Time.

  • Getting up.

  • When Cooking And Eating.

  • When Walking And Playing.

  • At Bedtime.

  • Serve & Return

  • The Baby Wants To Be Loved and Loveable.

  • Serve: You Goo. Goo. Wiggle Your Fingers. Talk. Anything for 15 Seconds.

  • Then STOP! PAUSE!

  • Return: Let The Baby Respond. Goo. Goo. Wiggle Fingers. Talk.

  • This Builds The Executive Function In Their Brain. Invaluable.

    • Sing To

    • It's The Emotion And Joy That Counts.

    • Don't Worry About Your Voice.

    • Love And Singing Build Emotional Connection, Self-Confidence, And Compassion.

    • Read To

    • Builds The Joy Of Learning And Books.

    • School Readiness.

    • Reading Readiness.

    • If Children Chew On The Book Don't Scold Them.

  • Play With

  • Take any object. A pot. A piece of paper.

  • A Doll. A cereal box animal. Make up games.

  • Roll on the floor with your baby. Play

  • Laugh. Enjoy. Encourage.

  • This builds self-esteem, curiosity, wonder, and confidence.


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