Positive early experiences are critical for our children’s brain development. It has been proven by at research centers all over the country. Attention to every stage of a child’s development is urgent! The care that infants get has dramatic and long-term effects on how children develop and learn, on how they cope with stress, and on how they react to the world around them. Science tells us that the right kind of experiences in their early years can actually help our children’s brains grow. That can affect how they continue to learn later in life.
Babies have neural pathways and connections that allow information to travel through the brain. The pathways that are developed in your child’s first three years act like road maps to later learning. Both nature and nurture play a role, but the child’s environment can actually change the way the brain works.
What You Should Know:
Good early childcare experiences expand your infants and children’s capacity to grow
Holding, cuddling and talking actually affect how your infant and child’s brain grows
Loving and supportive child care “programs” the brain to handle stress and control emotions
The first years of life are the foundation for future experiences for infants and children.
Reading to and singing with your baby and child every day is a simple and effective way to help brain development.