Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge continues her decade-long work into early childhood research. She also do advocacy with The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
Kate Middleton took to social media, a video message on Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram. She explained why this project is so important to her.
She wrote in the caption, “Today I’m proud to be launching The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood — let’s embrace this golden opportunity to create a happier, more mentally healthy and more nurturing society.”
She talked in the video about her journey towards understanding importance of early childhood. She said, “My own journey into understanding the importance of early childhood actually started with adults, and not with children.”
“It was about prevention. I wanted to understand what more we could do to help prevent some of today’s toughest social challenges, and what more we could do to help with the rising rates of poor mental health. I spoken to psychiatrists to neuroscientists to practitioners and academics and parents alike, and what has become clear is that the best investment for our future health and happiness is in the first five years of life. And that is why, today, I am launching the royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood working closely with others. The Center hopes to raise awareness of why the first five years of life are just so important for our future life outcomes, and what we can do as a society to embrace this golden opportunity to create a happier or mentally healthy, more nurturing society. By working together, my hope is that we can change the way we think about early childhood and transform lives for generations to come. Because I truly believe, big change starts small,” she further added.