Please organize a screening with your family, friends and colleagues, and learn why the
first 1000 days of life are a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a better future for
Screening in Zagreb, Croatia on October 13th, 2016
Screening in Tokyo, Japan on October 5th, 2016
Screening in N’Djamena, Chade, on October 5th, 2016
Screening in N’Djamena, Chade on October 5th, 2016
Screening in Maputo City, Mozambique on November 1st 2016
Screening in Ramallah, State of Palestine, October 11th 2016
Screening in Tokyo, Japan, October 5th, 2016
International Premiere at United Nations Headquarters, NYC
For every child, #EarlyMomentsMatter
What’s the most important thing a child has? It’s her brain. And yet, we’re not caring for
children’s brains the way we care for their bodies.
In the earliest years of life, children’s brains can form 1,000 neural connections
every second – connections that are the building blocks of a child’s future.
But those connections can be interrupted if a child is poorly nourished and nurtured;
if she isn’t stimulated properly; or if she isn’t protected from violence.
A child whose brain does not develop properly may not learn as well or earn as
much – which translates into a diminished future for her and less sustainable growth for
her society. So, we must invest in every aspect of early childhood development.
In education, nutrition, and protection. The Beginning of Life inspires
us to do all of this and more.