Pune Children’s Zone is a program that aspires to positively impact All Children in Pune over the next 10 years to help them have successful life outcomes.
Research has shown that early childhood (0 to 6 years) and adolescence (12 to 16 years) are the two most critical periods for cognitive as well as physical development of an individual. It is now also widely acknowledged that what goes on in a child’s environment whilst he/she is still in the age group of 0-3 years could well determine life outcomes. Any damage during this period may not get reversed even by an excellent formal education experience later. There has also been enormous research and deliberation on the implications that, the accident of birth has in determining life outcomes for an individual, and how adverse childhood experiences (ACE), can drastically reduce chances of success.