I grew up the oldest of four children in the northern California redwoods. Looking back I wasn’t the most attentive older brother. I didn’t have much interest in my siblings or children in general. That disinterest in children changed when I became a father. I also noticed, as I grew into that new role, I began to recognize the influences from my early life. These role models were not only my immediate family but uncles, grandparents and teachers, oh so many teachers. Organizations that support periods of early development go beyond serving children. They are helping to shape future adults and parents from generation to generation. Organizations like Sprout are powerful tools that develop our world.
Healthy development also plays an important role in overall wellness. Our early years are pivotal in setting the stage for lifelong health and wellbeing. I am excited to be a part of this amazing resource.