Nearly 85% of brain development happens before age 4.
But Latino children are at risk of not getting the proper care and services they need during their formative first three years of life, creating educational achievement gaps.
How can we bridge these gaps?
Early care providers and early childhood development programs have the power to connect families to services and resources to improve Latino and all kids’ school readiness and promote healthy development and wellbeing.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Aug. 15, 2017, to tweet about how we can elevate the conversation around early childhood development.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Elevate Early Childhood Development”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Child Trends (@ChildTrends); Nacersano (@nacersanobaby); 1,000 Days (@1000Days); and Children’s Campaign (@ColoradoKidsOrg)
- Optional Hashtags: #ECE
We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we explore:
- Why the early years are so important.
- Why Latinos are at risk of not receiving the care and services they need.
- How we can elevate the conversation around early childhood development.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and resources to boost proper childhood development.
See our full Tweetchat schedule.
#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludAmerica, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.