Learning starts from day one, even before birth. Unfortunately, too many children begin kindergarten several months or even years! behind their peers, lacking the so important basic social and academic skills that could drive them towards successful studies and careers. The drama is that most of those kids will keep falling further, unable to ever catch up.

The effects of the achievement gap can already be detected as early as 18 months old. While every child has an infinite potential, not all children have the same opportunities. One of the core mission of parents and teachers is to open wide the doors of learning, in order to close this gap.

Picture: Children in Ermita, Cebu City, Philippines (ChildUp.com)