Health Care Professional


Caring Adult




Great news! Caring adults can actually change the potential of a child’s life by influencing the way their brains are built.

When babies are born their brains are not finished. Early experiences affect the development of brain architecture, which provides the foundation for all future learning, behaviour, and health. A baby’s interactions with their caregivers and the world around them will shape the construction of their brains - all the way into their 20’s - but the first few years include ‘sensitive periods’ with unique opportunities for maximum impact.

It’s up to caregivers and communities to make sure that all of our children get the best possible start with healthy brain development.

The exciting thing is that helping a baby’s brain have the best start possible is natural and fun and there are a lot of resources in our community to provide information, support, programs and services.