Science & Resources

Studies abound to help us understand the critical nature of the first Three Key Years in a child’s development. Billions and billions of neuron connections are being made every day from the moment they’re born.  It is essential to exercise a baby’s brain every day in those first three months and first three years in order to support this amazing growth and transformation. ThreeKeyYears.org has compiled key studies and resources to help policymakers and professionals support the parents in their communities and networks to give their babies the best start possible.

Early Childhood & Brain Development

Find compelling studies and resources regarding early childhood and brain development.

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Video Resources

We’re always compiling the latest and most effective video resources available regarding early childhood development.

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We Must Close the Learning Gap in 15 MONTHS, Not 15 Years

Studies expressly show now that the critical period for closing learning gaps is in the first 15 months of a child’s life. Any learning gap that exists past three years of age is much more difficult to overcome and remedy in school. Understanding those processes and those time frames can help parents build the strongest foundation for a happy life for their child by beginning to help as soon as their child is born.

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Correlations Between Literacy Rates and Incarceration Populations

There is a sad, but high, correlation between high school graduation rates and the likelihood of children spending time in prison. We need to increase the number of graduates to reduce the number of people in jail.

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Longer Duration of Breastfeeding Linked with Higher Adult IQ and Earning Ability

Longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings, a study following a group of almost 3,500 newborns for 30 years.

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