Magazine article Public Sector

The First 1000 Days

Magazine article Public Sector

The First 1000 Days

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Plunket National Advisor - Well Child and Parenting Karen Magrath says that evidence supports focusing on the first 1000 days of a child's life.

"We know that the first 1000 days of a child's life are crucial to their longterm well-being," she says.

"Plunket's focus is on the first five years of a child's life. We partner with families to support positive parenting in the home. The welfare of the child is paramount in our work and that includes consideration of the health and social issues families are facing. We recognise that we have a privileged position to be invited as guests into people's homes to support them with all the joys, as well as the stresses, worries and challenges that come with being a parent."

Plunket works with 91% of New Zealand families. It's an organisation with a 107-year history, but it also continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's families. …

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