January 21, 2018

First 8 Years

From the moment they are born, young children are ready to learn. Behind a toddler’s soft features and halting first steps, an unseen, but extremely high-stakes, activity is taking place — the building of a brain. What happens to children during those critical first years will determine whether their maturing brain has a sturdy foundation or a fragile one. Fortunately, children who do not receive the stimulation and care they need for healthy growth and development can catch up if they receive appropriate interventions.