Did you know there are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when he or she will begin kindergarten?
During that time the brain is forming, creating either a strong or weak foundation for all future learning. Child development is a dynamic, interactive process that is not predetermined. It occurs in the framework of relationships, experiences and environments. Harvard University’s neuroscientist Jack Shonkoff explains it like this, “brains are built not born.”
For the ideal development and a strong foundation, children need good health, strong families and a high quality of early learning and school experiences. With quality early child development experiences, children are school ready, graduate from high school and grow into productive citizens and valuable employees.