About Us

Mission

Mission

Every Child Succeeds provides an optimal start for children by promoting positive parenting and healthy child development during the important first 1000 days of life.

Vision

Vision

Every Child Succeeds will support and strengthen families so all children reach full potential.

Every Child Succeeds will be the national leader in developing quality programs, conducting high impact research, and effectively meeting the needs of children and families.

Values

Values

We believe:

All children deserve an optimal start.

Every Child Succeeds is based on a strong scientific foundation demonstrating that a nurturing and stimulating environment in the first 1000 days of life promotes optimal brain growth, cognitive development, psycho-social adjustment, emotional and behavioral health, and a significant, long term change in child and family trajectories.

All parents want to be good parents.

Every Child Succeeds helps parents create a stimulating, nurturing environment that is essential fro brain development and the best start in life. Every Child Succeeds encourages independence, autonomy, problem solving skills, and self-reliance.

What we do and how we do it matters.

High quality, evidence-based programs implemented with fidelity will optimize developmental trajectories of children.

Program decisions must be data driven, utilizing the best available information and continual testing for improvement.

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Every Child Succeeds is a voluntary prevention program based on foundational principles:

  • Enrolling mothers prenatally or during the first few months after birth and extending visits over the first years of life maximizes the potential for good physical health, optimal psychosocial adjustment and readiness for school.
  • Promoting a strong and close bond between the parent and child is essential for future social emotional adjustment and ability to form healthy relationships.
  • Providing services in the home removes barriers to participation and fosters safe, nurturing and stimulating environments needed for optimal child growth and development.
  • Working with other community providers allows Every Child Succeeds to be an effective part of a continuum of care.
  • Engaging communities in the important role of raising healthy and successful children will enhance program outcomes.
  • Respecting and reflecting cultural differences are essential for success.
  • Generating new information through scientific research is fundamental to improving the impact of our programs, and ensuring family/community success.