Research is showing that good mental health during the early years is critical to assuring a person’s lifelong healthy development. (Here at Two Lilies we call that BLOOMING!) Consistent, responsive, and sensitive care from the adults in young children’s lives turns out to be the key. That’s why The Two Lilies Fund strives to shine a spotlight on model projects—in under-resourced parts of the world—that are designed to strengthen the social and emotional development of young children and their caregivers. The Two Lilies Fund also supports a range of early childhood leadership development efforts around the globe—such as higher education opportunities and learning collaborative projects—with the hope that countries will orient the educational and social service systems towards the goal of improving the quality of life during children’s youngest years.