A new report has been published that highlights the achievements made by the Welsh government in improving the prospects of under-sevens.
Covering a wide range of issues, including education, health and well being, family support, and childcare and housing, the 'Building a Brighter Future' plan shows that progress has been made in a number of key areas, which stands to benefit youngsters in the years to come.
The government has already exceeded its 2016 target for Flying Start, with over 37,000 children in Wales benefiting from the programme last year.
In addition, it has published and accepted the recommendations of the Successful Futures report, which lays the foundations for a radical new curriculum for Wales that will prepare youngsters for the challenges of the 21st century.
The extension of the Pupil Deprivation Grant has increased funding to under-fives from low-income families, the report reveals.
Minister for communities and tackling poverty Lesley Griffiths said: "Our vision for children is clear - we want a Wales where each and every child has the opportunities they need to reach their full potential."
Posted by Alan Douglas