The first three years of a child’s life may be the most
crucial years to reach their full potential in their brain development. A
newborn baby’s brain will be about 25% of an adult’s size, and by age three the
brain has grown an incredible amount, having produced trillions of cells and
connections between these cells since they were born.
The parent and caregivers’ role in this time of the
child’s life is significant in making those connections happen. Interacting
with your child in a variety of ways can help. It is important for an infant to
be held and touched in soothing ways, and experience positive communication and
play-time with you.
Confidence, curiosity, resilience, self-control,
communication, and ability to connect are all aspects of a child’s emotional
intelligence that are deeply influenced by positive brain development in their
Please visit zerotothree.org to find more
information on how you can best support your child in during his or her first
three years of life.