Early Moments Matter
Because the first 1,000 days of your child’s life can impact the rest of their lives.
Parenting is not about perfection
Provide the protection, stimulation and nutrition to children
Parenting is hard work
17 million children in China under the age of 5 do not reach their full potential because of early adversities related to poverty, health, nutrition and care.
Between birth and the age of five, children’s brains grow rapidly, developing the social, emotional, and intellectual skills needed to acquire and understand knowledge, form beliefs, make decisions and interact with others.
Parents and caregivers can do their best by providing children with nutrition, stimulation and protection, or more simply: eat, play, love. It’s these fundamentals that have a positive impact on babies’ brains and development during their earliest years.
Tell government and business leaders how they can support you as a parent.
The results will be shared with government and business leaders at UNICEF’s Redesigning the Workplace of the Future: Sharing Responsibility for Family-Friendly Policies summit on 19 July 2019.