Two recent publications add to the literature strongly arguing that a focus on healthy early childhood development is an imperative if we want to improve overall health and social outcomes and reduce poverty. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released an Issue Brief, Early Childhood Experiences Shape Health and Well-being Throughout Life that underscores the importance of high quality early childhood education and the need for home-based services to promote healthy early childhood development. An editorial published in Science Magazine authored by Drs. Karlee Silver and Peter Singer of Grand Challenges in Canada calls for the United Nations to place a much sharper and intensive focus on early childhood development in its goals for sustainable develoment. Click here to read it.