Did you know that:

  • by the age of three, children from low income backgrounds are exposed to nearly 30 million less words than their peers.
  • by the age of four, 90% of the brain is developed.

Thriving at 3 is an early childhood initiative of United Way of Greater Greensboro with a simple premise: children who are healthy, physically and emotionally, by age 3 are more likely to be successful in school and in life.

United Way serves as a convener and collaborator to promote the benefits of early learning, to provide skills that will improve the attachment between parents and children, to focus on early literacy, and provide parents with tools to assist with school readiness.

To strengthen early childhood development for the most at-risk youth, this initiative invests in three direct service agencies to provide in-home/group case management and care coordination to families. In addition, Thriving at 3 facilitates a diverse collaboration of stakeholders working together to focus on improving outcomes for children living in the Claremont Courts Housing Community located in northeast Greensboro.

For more information about Thriving at 3 and how you can get involved, contact Traci McLemore, Community Investment Specialist, at 336-378-6616.