Choose Your Mission


First3Years has our sights set on the future. Your support of our programming and advocacy across the state of Texas is crucial to providing critical opportunities to support the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and their families. Every child should have the opportunity to develop a healthy foundation necessary to become capable, successful adults.

As we reach for the stars in 2020 join us in one or both of the Missions below. Your direct involvement with First3Years impacts children today to last them a lifetime.


Mission 1: Support 2020 Programming
Safe Babies: We seek to lessen the long-term impact of abuse and neglect, increase the likelihood of reunification, and ensure policies that guide the movement of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system are developmentally informed.

Relational Health: We educate parents on the importance of their child’s social and emotional development to be able to self-regulate later in life. THIS TOOL will enable professionals to further strengthen or help repair these critical early relationships, particularly among families affected by systems of oppression, trauma, and poverty.

Baby Day: We’ve set aside one day each year to host a statewide celebration for families to come together and celebrate the incredible period of growth and brain development in our tiniest Texans. Through interactive play, families can learn ways to support their child’s development and have fun.

Thank you to our matching donor, Sandy Funk! 


Launch Mission 1


Mission 2: Fill the Think Tank
We train over 2,500 Early Childhood professionals annually, impacting more than 104,000 children. Our Fill the Think Tank Scholarship Fund gives Early Childhood professionals access to First3Years’ Membership training program that provides high-quality professional development including information on current research to ensure they are equipped to provide the best care to children and their families.

Thank you to our matching donors, Sara and Gary Ahr! 


Launch Mission 2


We greatly appreciate your support and involvement with First3Years. Help us successfully complete our missions for the next generation.