68% of the families participating in Sixpence-funded programs face three or more major risk factors associated with reduced parent efficacy as educators and caregivers and poor developmental outcomes for infants and toddlers. Sixpence prioritizes the role of parents as the key element in the healthy development and early education of their youngest children.

Confident, responsive parents are the heart of Sixpence
A child’s best chances to thrive in school, adopt positive social behaviors and eventually mature as a productive, contributing citizen are directly related to the presence of nurturing adults from the first days of life. Stable, supportive and engaging relationships are crucial to early neural and physiological development of infants and toddlers, with effects that persist across a child’s lifespan. No other relationship children experience in their first three years has as profound, positive and enduring effect than the one they share with capable, responsive parents.