Our mission is to foster the lifelong success of future generations by stimulating and supporting high-quality adult-child interactions in the years before children enter formal schooling.
255 children are born every minute – some have limited opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential.
This represents a serious loss of personal fulfillment as well as a critical shrinking of human capital.
The Abecedarian Approach (2A) is an early childhood education program proven to significantly reduce these tragic losses.
2A is proven effective by 40+ years of longitudinal research.
Use of 2A in child care has delivered a 13.7% per year return on investment in savings to society.
AEF helps individuals, organizations, and governments across the globe to plan, implement, and sustain the use of 2A.
We provide consultation, training, coaching, technical assistance, and connect users across the world.