"Childhood is a time of enormous opportunities—a time when children grow, learn, strive, dream, and build the foundations for their futures. Every moment of a young child's life is a chance to learn more about the world, to develop social skills, and to gain critical knowledge and abilities. These early experiences lay the groundwork for all later learning, and help children succeed in school and beyond. As parents, teachers, policymakers, community leaders, and concerned adults, we all share responsibility for making sure young children get the most out of those opportunities. It's up to all of us to make the early years count."