I am driven to promote healthy development for all children
Inequality of opportunity for healthy child development is threatening the future of Minnesota and societies worldwide. As the income gap grows, says Megan Gunnar, so too does the opportunity gap for children and families.
Professor Gunnar believes that we cannot allow children to begin life at a disadvantage. That’s why she is dedicated to understanding the complex set of experiences that allow a child to thrive. After all, we get out of our children what we put into them, and a lack of positive opportunities for our children leave us all at a disadvantage.
“The opportunity gap starts at conception.”Megan Gunnar, Professor
Why invest in early childhood?
Investing in our children now pays our society dividends later.
$1 ➞ $13
Investing in childhood
For every dollar you spend on early childhood you save at least thirteen dollars later in life.