The mission of Invest in Children is to mobilize resources and energy to ensure the well-being of all young children in Cuyahoga County, provide supportive services to parents and caregivers, and build awareness, momentum, and advocacy in the community around children and family issues.

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Brain Development

Did you know that 85% of your child's brain develops in the first five years of his life? That means that the experiences he has at home and in the care you choose while you're at work or at school greatly impact his future. Your child has a high capacity for learning in his early years and you can help him establish life-long, healthy patterns that will allow him to flourish to his full potential. Your child is much more impressionable now than he will be later on in his life. That means he is more open to positive learning experiences, but more vulnerable to harm from negative experiences. That's why it is so important to provide children with good care and education so that they have a healthy foundation for their physical and emotional development. A strong foundation in the early years can offer your children valuable support and guidance later down the road.