First3Years turned 40, and what a year it has been. Thank you to all who have helped us celebrate our 40 years of incredible impact for infants, toddlers, and their families in Texas!
While celebrations looked a bit different this year, we are encouraged by the work being done to build a better 0-3 system for our tiniest Texans.
COVID-19 has severely impacted early childhood professionals and our littlest learners across the country. In March, First3Years took swift and decisive action to pivot our programming to virtual formats and provided additional support services to early childhood professionals, caregivers, and parents.
4,000 early childhood professionals engaged in 20,000 free, on-demand webinars to support the emotional development of over 67,000 children.
30 children in the foster care system were supported as visitations moved virtually giving continued meaningful opportunities for parents & children
to emotionally connect.
Right now, more than ever, your donation is needed to support the healthy development of very young children. Together we can equip babies and toddlers with the foundational elements they need to buffer against the negative effects of trauma, poverty, chronic stress, racial disparities, and adverse childhood experiences.