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Help Your Child Learn & Grow

Brains are built over time, and higher-level skills build on basic skills developed early in life. That’s why creating the right conditions in early childhood is far more effective and less costly than trying to fix problems at a later age.

Helping children learn and grow is parents’ prime responsibility – and you want to do the best job possible. Because early experiences and relationships are the foundation for future developing and learning, this part of the site provides families with useful information about child development, health and safety,  and school success. We encourage you to read these materials and share them with your spouse or other caregivers.