The science is clear. A child’s experiences from birth to age five create essential brain connections that set the foundation for all future learning.
This learning journey begins long before a child enters school. It starts at home! Parents and caregivers are children’s first and most influential teachers. Reading, talking, and purposeful playing with a child beginning at birth provides the necessary experiences to help their mind grow strong and bright, shaping language, literacy, math, and social and emotional skills.
It is during these years—when more than 85 percent of a child’s brain is formed—that crucial brain connections are created. These connections help develop indispensable academic, social, and cognitive skills, which are the bases for learning.
Brain research shows access to early language and literacy experiences enables children to:
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