First 2,000 Days Initiative

Why invest in the First 2,000 Days?

Children who participate in high-quality early childhood programs achieve great things later in life.

  • They score significantly higher on standardized language and math tests
  • They have higher earnings, pay more in taxes, and are less likely to rely on government assistance
  • They’re five times less likely than their counterparts to become chronic criminal offenders as adults

Everyone can get involved.

Click here to see a list of our Buncombe County Champions for Children!