The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood @EarlychildhoodTransforming society through early childhood. Part of The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales. centreforearlychildhood.org London Joined April 2022
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Last week was the first Business Taskforce meeting that brought together influential leaders to discuss how by investing in #earlychildhood, they can transform lives for generations to come. Hear from some of those leaders in this video: youtu.be/u1yzQOLMDbI
The Princess of Wales and @icelandrichard speak about the crucial impact early years have on our long-term development, the role businesses can play and what they can practically do to come together to affect long-term change. twitter.com/KensingtonRoya…
Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales writes in today’s Financial Times (@FT) how business leaders are embracing the significance of #earlychildhood and the need to invest now, as a down payment for our collective future.
“This is not just about supporting children in the earliest years of their lives. It is also about building healthy communities in which they can grow. Because the healthy development of our children relies on healthy adults”. -Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales. #ShapingUs
This morning, The Princess of Wales brought together some of Britain’s most influential business leaders, to discuss how, by investing in #earlychildhood, they can help create the societal change needed to transform lives for generations to come.
The rapid brain development that occurs during #earlychildhood provides the foundations for every child’s future development. Our new case study explores how the next generation of parents can be engaged on this through @KindredSquared’s SEEN Programme.
We were delighted to attend today’s Conception to Age 2 All Party Parliamentary Group Meeting, to share the work of the Centre of Early Childhood and our #ShapingUs campaign. twitter.com/first1001days/…
The making of #ShapingUs: We have had such a wonderful response to Layla’s Story so we thought we’d share a little sneak peek behind-the-scenes film of how we brought it to life. ▶️ youtu.be/3lOx2vevjMo
The social and emotional #skills we develop during #earlychildhood influence the rest of our lives. But what do we mean by social and emotional development and how can it be shaped by the relationships around us? Read our guest essay:
Have you watched Layla's Story yet? Find out how our early childhood shapes the adults we become.
Last week saw the launch of #ShapingUs and what a week it was!
Thank you for helping us celebrate the importance of early childhood
@KensingtonRoyal @JaxJones @MrsGiFletcher
“I’m a firm believer in giving children the skills that they need for life.” The Princess of Wales spoke to children about the importance of connecting with others as part of @Place2Be’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek. Watch the full video below. twitter.com/Place2Be/statu…
Kelly Hoppen CBE @kellyhoppen2 months ago
Here I am at 5 years old with my brother , having our photo taken by our mama ,before heading out to lunch , I always loved spending time with my brother .please join me in posting your favourite photo #shapingus @KensingtonRoyal @Earlychildhood
Vernon Kay @vernonkay2 months ago
Here I am infront of Mont St.Michelle around 5ish..best time with the family!!❤️❤️😂😂
“Our early childhood shapes the rest of our lives.”@KensingtonRoyal and @Earlychildhood
Join me in posting your own favourite childhood photo”
Jamie Oliver @jamieoliver2 months ago
How cute does 5 yr old Jamie look in his cords & roller skates? He counts himself lucky for having a happy childhood, growing up in his mum & dad’s pub. He knows those @Earlychildhood years are so important #ShapingUs
Find out more: shapingus.centreforearlychildhood.org
Harry Kane @HKane2 months ago
I'm only 5 in this pic, but look at the right foot ready to go!
Our early childhood shapes the rest of our lives. From pregnancy to the age of five, the world around us, the people we meet, and the experiences we have are all #ShapingUs
The Princess of Wales @KensingtonRoyal & #ShapingUs Champion
@romankemp speak about the importance of mental wellbeing, relationships & the impact of nurturing children in their earliest years.
Together, we can build a society of healthy, happy adults for generations to come.
"We see with beautiful simplicity how her capacities and her identity emerge through the intricate and iterative dance of human interaction."
Professor Eamon McCrory explains the science behind Layla's story on our latest guest essay.
Find out more: centreforearlychildhood.org/latest-learnin…
What is #ShapingUs?
Introducing Layla’s story to the children of St John’s CE Primary School and chatting about the important people in their lives, who they share their feelings with… and Barnaby Bear 🧸
@Earlychildhood ▶️ youtube.com/watch?v=SQ_f05…
Our early childhood shapes everything from the way we form relationships to the way we cope with stress. Huge thanks to our Champions for spreading the message! @MrsGiFletcher @Fearnecotton @professorgreen @ugomonye @JaxJones @leahcwilliamson Zara McDermott #ShapingUs
What a day! It’s been so exciting to hear all about your thoughts on the #ShapingUs campaign. This is just the beginning and we can’t wait to share what’s next.
Thank you to everyone who is helping to share the #ShapingUs campaign today, including the iconic Piccadilly Lights showcasing our launch video in Piccadilly Circus earlier tonight.
The Princess of Wales visited @UniversityLeeds students on the Childhood Studies programme, joining a lecture about children’s learning and development, then speaking to a group of students about the #ShapingUs campaign.
To mark the launch of #ShapingUs, The Princess of Wales brought the Shaping Us campaign to Kirkgate Market in Leeds, where she spoke to vendors and the public about their experience of early childhood, and what Shaping Us means to them.
Layla in Leeds #ShapingUs
‘By focusing our collective time, energy & resources on these most preventative years, we can make a huge difference.’
Find out from The Princess of Wales why we've launched #ShapingUs and what we hope to achieve through this important work.
Today, we're launching our new #ShapingUs campaign to highlight the importance of early childhood.
Watch this video to find out how and why our early childhood shapes the adults we become.
Just a few hours until the Shaping Us campaign begins…
Wonderful to bring together some of those who’ve been on the early years journey from the start, alongside a few new faces, for a sneak peek at the very special film at the heart of #ShapingUs
Stay tuned tomorrow for more!
👀 keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for the exciting launch of #ShapingUs, a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood.
Ahead of the launch of our new campaign designed to raise awareness of the critical importance of early childhood, The Princess of Wales has written an open letter outlining why this issue is so important.