Start Strong Children 2020: Giving children a strong start in life

Published date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We all want our children to thrive, to be happy, and to develop to their full potential.

Children’s early years are a wonderful opportunity. High quality care and education in their early years allows children to start strong, giving them solid foundations upon which they can build their lives.

If we do not give young children the care, support and opportunities they need, we are wasting the chance to lay those solid foundations.

Children do not have a second chance – there is only one childhood. The reason why young children need high quality care and education is very simple: because it works.

Catriona Graham