Make those years count.
Connect the Dots focuses on guiding low income and homeless families on how to give their children the best chance in life. 90% of brain development takes place in the first 5 years of life, and our mission is to more fluidly connect the 700 synapse-to-neuron connections made per second in the brain during this crucial time period.
Our site ConnectTheDots.org, toolkits, and educational outreach programs do this by simplifying for parents proven methods in nurturing, feeding, and educating young children. We gently guide parents through methods such as showing them how to feed their children with limited resources, how to stabilize and lower toxicity in their environment, and how their use of media can enhance or demote their child's learning. For example, Sesame Street can teach a child the sounds of the alphabet while frenetic or violent TV can cause hyper-activity and ADHD.
Connect the Dots is a partnership with Hamilton Family Center, a leading nonprofit organization that addresses family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are focused on improving the prospects for homeless families across the United States and around the world. Our nonprofit is fully funded by the Bernard and Jane von Bothmer Foundation.
We are currently hiring child development interns who are proficient in new media, educational apps, and other educational technology. Contact us today at info @ connectthedots.org for more information about internship positions.
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