What makes the early years so crucial for the future trajectory of life?
The first three years of life are a period of major growth in all areas of an infant’s development. The earliest relationships with caregivers can promote healthy brain development, young children build social and emotional skills, and ways you can support language and literacy development starting already pre-birth. Talking to your infant during pregnancy and reading stories to them when their born really helps their growth. Loving relationships give young children a sense of comfort, safety, confidence, and encouragement. They teach young children how to form friendships, communicate emotions, and to deal with challenges. Strong, positive relationships also help children develop trust, empathy, compassion, and a sense of right and wrong.
Support of pregnant women at risk to develop or having ongoing metal health problems.
For children at significant risk, early intervention can serve as a protective buffer against the multiple adverse influences that may hinder their developmental progress.
As parents, your interaction with your child play a crucial role in building a baby’s brain. Play; everyday way to help babies and toddlers learn important concepts. Through play, children learn to be good problem-solvers, and to get along with others.