ADDITIONAL FAMILY RESOURCES

From the first day of enrollment, a young child’s attendance matters! Good attendance leads to lifelong learning and positive habits. Learn to plan and evaluate health services that support attendance and improve school readiness: https://buff.ly/2RFg7Do

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“By the age of two, toddlers’ brains are as active as those of adults. By the age of three, the brains of children are two and a half times more active than the brains of adults-they stay that way throughout the first decade of life.”

– Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development, Rima Shore, 1997

“85 percent of a child’s brain development takes place by the age of 5. Synapses are created with astonishing speed in the first three years of life.  For the rest of the first decade, a child’s brain has twice as many synapses as an adult’s brain.  This means that a child’s environment during the first five years of life can greatly impact the brain’s ability to develop.”

– Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development, Rima Shore, 1997

“What occurs during the first five years of life can have an enormous impact on not only do well the baby’s brain develops at the moment, but how well that baby learns and grow throughout their lifetime,”

– Christopher P. Lucas, MD, director of Early Childhood Services a the NYU Child Study Center

“Early experiences determine whether a child’s developing brain architecture provides a strong or weak foundation for all future learning. Behavior and health.”www.developingchild.harvard.edu, p.3, Aug. 2007
“Your child learns more in their first three years than adults do in a decade.”

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