Children are born ready to learn, but for nearly 15 million children living in poverty in America, they enter Kindergarten unready to succeed. By age 3, U.S. children in low-income homes hear an average of 30 million fewer words than their peers, putting them 18 months behind, developmentally, and at a disadvantage before they even start school.
Ages 0-3 are the most critical years in a child’s development, which is why Save the Children®, together with JOHNSON’S®, is working to reach America’s youngest needy children through early childhood development programs like Head Start and Early Steps to School Success, and the #SoMuchMore campaign. Because the best way to improve the chances of lifelong success of children who live in poverty is to reach them early.
Save the Children® is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Together Save the Children® & Johnson & Johnson have a shared partnership vision to inspire innovation to improve survival and healthy development of children under five, with a particular focus on newborns.
Save the Children’s® mission is to invest in childhood, every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
To learn more, visit JOHNSON’S® on YouTube.com/Baby.
For every photo donated to Save the Children, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. has donated $1 to that cause. Photo donations to Save the Children ended February 28, 2016. Save the Children will receive a minimum of $20,000.