80% of brain growth occurs by the age of 3

Racial and economic disparities are apparent by the age of 2.

We are dedicated to
changing this reality.

Our Strategy:

The Coalition for Health Equity and Early Development is dedicated to ensuring that every child has the best start in life and enters kindergarten ready to learn and thrive.


As a coalition we think globally, and act locally. We are committed to learning, cultivating and investing in evidence-based best practice.


Coalition members represent multiple sectors, which include early, primary, secondary and higher education, healthcare, local government, business, non-profit, philanthropy and social services.




HEED is a collaborative network comprising diverse stakeholders committed to providing every child with the best start in life, ensuring they enter kindergarten prepared to achieve their maximum potential.