At FIRT 5, we base our investments and our
initiatives on community input as well as knowledge gained from ongoing
research, proven studies, and evidence-based practices in the fields of early
childhood development and family support.
Below is a collection of key research that has impacted the field of early childhood and guided our work locally.
Research shows that a child’s brain develops most dramatically during the first five years.
Learn about the critical health issues affecting our youngest children and the steps to take toward prevention.
Discover how issues like trauma and neglect can significantly impact the well-being of a young child.