Your Importance

Importance of Early Development

Moms & Dads. Brothers & Sisters. Grandparents. Aunts & Uncles.

You play a vital role in your child’s early development.

Did you know a child’s brain grows fastest in their first five years? What a great time to learn! And the best part is, you get to be their teacher! To help parents and other family members raise healthy and happy children, we’ve provided the following resources to offer encouragement and inspire confidence. You have what it takes to help your children thrive, and we have the tools.

Parents & Families

Early years are the most important ones.

A responsive and caring relationship with at least one adult is crucial in the first few years of life, because it’s when important skills form that will be used later in life—memory retention, self-control, attention span, focus, and more. And nothing strengthens these skills better than adult interaction with moms, dads, and other family members. Here are some everyday ways you can help your child’s brain grow up strong.