There are only 2,000 Days in a child’s life before their first day of kindergarten.

Pledge to make every day count

More than any other stage in life, the 2,000 days between birth and kindergarten have the single greatest effect on a child’s entire life. Everyday experiences are opportunities to impact future success in school and career. It’s a time when families face many choices – in childhood development at home, in education and in health. 2,000 Days is a movement that supports families to embrace this critical time and guide their children on a path toward a lifetime of success.

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I Pledge

to make the first 2,000 Days count for my child!

  1. Throughout the first 2000 Days of my child’s life, I pledge to make the most of that time through positive experiences at home and in the community.
  2. I will enroll my child in a high-quality preschool when the time is right and partner with the school’s teachers to make the most of that time.
  3. I will choose a high-quality elementary school that supports my child’s strengths and challenges and continue to partner with teachers.

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Step 2: Child's Information

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Step 3: Communication Preferences

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There are only 2,000 Days in a child’s life before their first day of kindergarten.

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2,000 Days is a movement driven to help families embrace the most important time in their child’s life – the 2,000 days between birth and kindergarten. This movement is aimed at increasing awareness about the significance of everyday experiences and how they impact a child’s future in school and career. 2,000 Days empowers families by helping them understand the multitude of choices they face in childhood development at home, in education and in health.

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When teachers register, 2,000 Days will send Pledge cards for teachers to take with their students' families.

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There are only 2,000 Days in a child’s life before their first day of kindergarten.

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2,000 Days is a movement driven to help families embrace the most critical time in their child’s life – the 2,000 days between birth and kindergarten. The Pledge was founded on leading research that shows that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops within the first 2,000 days of life. This is the most effective time to make a lasting, long-term impact that will benefit each and every child, as well as the greater good of the community. The Pledge is aimed at increasing awareness for how this time impacts a child’s long-term future in school, career and in life. By helping families better prepare children for school, 2,000 Days can make a significant impact on future graduation rates and the long-term vitality of an entire region.

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Register now and we’ll provide you with ways to get involved, offer help and support the movement in many small and large ways.

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We are a family

Families are a child's first teacher, and home is their first classroom.

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Partnering with families to help make every day count.

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Adding momentum to a growing movement.

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More school ready children

by engaging young children in high-quality early learning experiences for as many of the first 2,000 days as possible.

More parents choosing

high-performing elementary schools that best suit their children and continue the gains made during the first 2,000 days.

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partnerships to support a child’s development and academic success during the first 2,000 days and beyond.

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