Investing Early:
Recommendations for Funding in Early Childhood

The first five years of life are pivotal to human brain development. Pathways for cognitive, linguistic, and behavioral functions are formed in early childhood, making it a time of great promise and opportunity, but also a time of great vulnerability. Investing Early: Recommendations for Funding in Early Childhood offers an introduction to the importance of early childhood in determining long-term health and achievement outcomes, shares essential learnings from experts in the field, and calls on funders to invest in expanding early childhood opportunities.