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Invest in Childhood.

See the Future Unfold.

Every child deserves a strong start – the best chance for a successful future. But too many children in the U.S. and around the world aren't getting this chance. Together, we can change all that. Your donation today is an investment in childhood – giving children the early learning, first books and quality preschool they need to succeed.

You can transform how the future unfolds for a child in need.

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KAYLA — Transform Her Future

Girls and boys who live in poverty, like 2-year-old Kayla from Mississippi, often miss out on the essential early learning every child needs to succeed — in school and life. This means they're at a much higher risk of starting school developmentally behind their peers, and likely never catching up, as well as dropping out of school, becoming a teen parent or even ending up in prison. Our children deserve better. You can help.

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DANIEL — Daniel's Strong Start

Too many vulnerable children like Daniel, age 3, from California, aren't getting what they need to succeed in school and life — an early education. Save the Children works to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn. Our experts advise parents on how to promote early development, including reading, talking and playing with their young children at home. We provide age-appropriate books and activities. And we offer high-quality preschool programs to help children prepare for school. You can help.

Give a child like Daniel a strong start — his best chance for a successful future.

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EVA — A Reason to Smile

Lively Eva, age 3, loves to smile for the camera outside her modest home in rural Nebraska — and she has a very good reason. Although Eva's mom didn't have the means to pay for preschool, she enrolled her in a Save the Children early learning program. Now caring experts regularly visit the family's home, bringing books, engaging in activities and providing parenting support to ensure Eva develops the essential skills she needs to succeed in school, setting her up for a successful future. You can help.

Give a child like Eva a reason to smile — now and in her future.

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Ian — Building a Bright Future

Named after his great, great grandfather, 20-month-old Ian and his family still live in the small house built by his great grandfather in the Appalachia region of Tennessee. A budding builder himself, Ian stacks the blocks provided by Save the Children's early learning program expert, while his mom tells us how much the program has meant to her son. Ian, once developmentally delayed, is now meeting almost all of his early development milestones. Soon, he'll be ready for preschool. You can help.

Give a child like Ian the early learning he needs to build a bright future.

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Without early education, a child is far more likely to drop out of school, become a teen parent or get arrested. You can make a difference.

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*Children's stories, based on real life examples, illustrate the serious challenges facing America's children living in poverty and the simple solutions that will help them succeed. Names and locations have been changed for children's protection.