Kate Middleton Teams Up with University College London for New ‘Children of the 2020s’ Study

Kate Middleton is continuing her work on early childhood development, and her latest project is focusing on babies born within the last year.

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the University College London to assist with its "Children of the 2020s" study which, according to Middleton, “will illustrate the importance of the first five years and provide insights into the most critical aspects of early childhood, as well as the factors which support or hinder positive lifelong outcomes.”

The new program will track the holistic development of children from ages nine-months to five years old. It will begin recruiting up to 8,000 families in January 2022 targeting babies who were born between April and June of this year.

“Our early childhoods shape our adult lives and knowing more about what impacts this critical time is fundamental to understanding what we as a society can do to improve our future health and happiness,” Middleton said in a personal statement on Instagram. “I am committed to supporting greater in-depth research in this vital area, and I’m delighted to be meeting all those behind the study at this early stage.”

The 39-year-old is no stranger to working with kids and studying early childhood development. Last year, the mother launched her initiative, 5 Big Questions on the Under Fives, which aimed to spark conversation about raising the next generation.

We can’t wait to see all the work she does with this amazing new project.

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