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Up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years
90%
In the first 5 years your child is making 700 new neural connections every second
700
46% of adult Australians cannot function effectively in a knowledge-based economy, due to poor literacy
46%
Getting children what they need from 0-5 is easier and more effective than trying to fix things later
0-5
A child’s success at age 10 can be linked to the amount of talk they hear from birth to 3
0-3
Up to 90% of children with language problems at age 5 have poor literacy outcomes 10 years later
90%
48% of Australian parents do not often engage their pre-school children in literacy activities
48%
Australia ranked 21st against 45 developed countries in international grade 4 reading
21st
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